Bacterial Genetics

Bacteria typically multiply by asexual division. However, we know a great deal about exchange of genetic material in some species--especially Escherichia coli K-12. As far as we know bacteria have circular chromosomes. Genetic exchange occurs by inject of the some of the chromosome for and Hfr (we call them male) bacterium into a recepient cell (we designate them as female).

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Written by Harold Eddleman, Ph. D., President, Indiana Biolab, 14045 Huff St., Palmyra IN 47164
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