Month: February 2022

Transduction Generalized

Summary Transduction is the process in which bacterial DNA is transferred from one bacterial cell to another by means of a phage particle. There are two types of transduction, generalized transduction and specialized transduction. Generalized Transduction: If all donor DNA fragments from any region of the chromosome have a chance to enter the transducing bacteriophage, …

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Specialized Transduction by Temperate Phage

In transduction, DNA is transferred from one cell to another by viruses. Genetic transfer of host genes by bacteriophages occurs in two ways: generalized transduction and specialized transduction. Specialized transduction occurs only in some temperate phages. But specialized transduction is an extremely efficient gene transfer mechanism. On some occasions, DNA from a specific region of …

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