Figure21 - When the phages enter new bacterial cells, they...

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Figure 2 Generalized transduction involving a bacterial virus (bacteriophage) and a donor bacterium . A second type of transduction is called  specialized transduction.  In this case, the lysogenic cycle  ensues as before. When the phage DNA breaks away from the bacterial DNA, however, it may take  with it a small amount of the bacterial DNA (perhaps 5 percent). When the phage DNA is used as a 
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template for the synthesis of new phage DNA particles, the bacterial genes are also reproduced. 
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Unformatted text preview: When the phages enter new bacterial cells, they carry the bacterial genes along with them. In the recipient bacterium, the phage and donor genes integrate into the bacterial chromosome and transduce the recipient organism. Specialized transduction is an extremely rare event in comparison to generalized transduction because genes do not easily break free from the bacterial chromosome....
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