Microbiology

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16. Microbial Genetics

Bacterial Transformation

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Bacterial Transformation

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Mechanism of Natural Transformation

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What does it mean when a bacterial cell is naturally competent?

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Bacterial cells can become competent in two ways, which are:

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DNA transformation in bacteria is an important tool for DNA modification and cloning experiments. If the DNA being transformed by the bacteria contains antibiotic resistance genes, how does this help the scientists?