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What is the transfer of an F plasmid to an F- cell called?

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Asked by Dajatsu, Last updated: Jul 04, 2020

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L. Cooper

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L. Cooper, Data Analyst, MCA, Newcastle

Answered Nov 01, 2019

The correct answer is to this question is sexduction. In molecular recombination, when F plasmid is transferred to an F – cell, it is called considered molecular recombination. The F plasmid is also known as the Fertility factor, or sex factors are used to transfer genes from one bacterium that has the factor to another bacterium that lacks the factor.

Sexduction is a peculiar case of gene transfer from a bacterium (male cell), who is the donor to another bacterium (female cell), also called the recipient. It is a form of bacterial conjugation that involves F- plasmid. In this case, the F factor is released independently with a fragment of the chromosome is transferred to another bacterium. The recipient cell becomes diploid and acquires new characteristics.

 

inesei

Inesei

Answered Mar 25, 2017

This process is called conjugation... one of three horizontal gene transfer types in prokaryotes.
 

John Smith

John Smith

Answered Mar 26, 2017

Sexduction
 

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