Microbiology

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7. Prokaryotic Cell Structures & Functions

Introduction to Bacterial Plasmids

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Introduction to Bacterial Plasmids

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Which of these is NOT true regarding bacterial plasmids?

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Which types of genes are commonly found in bacterial plasmids?

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Episomes

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Episomes differ from normal bacterial plasmids because…

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Some bacterial viruses (lysogenic phages) carry viral DNA that acts like an episome. When a bacterial cell that is infected by a lysogenic phage replicates, what happens to the viral DNA?