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Unformatted text preview: This is the genetic information, for the most part, that the organism will have for the rest of its life. Bacterial genomes can change drastically within a day through conjugation, transformation, and transduction. The analysis of the DNA or RNA in bacteria would not be very beneficial because the types of genetic material in two species can change very quickly depending on the environment it is in. Physical properties also do not provide much information on the relationship between species. Many bacteria look very much alike but the tools they employ to survive and adapt to environments are very different. An ecological cluster sequence based approach would prove the most beneficial in distinguishing between species. This would allow study of the way the bacteria relates to its surroundings, and would take into account the quickly developing ecotype formation, even through mutations, in each cluster of bacteria....
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This note was uploaded on 09/30/2008 for the course BIOL 4800 taught by Professor Laine during the Spring '08 term at LSU.
- Spring '08