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Unformatted text preview: 2). Allow bacteria to adhere to the surface of mucus membranes and to each other 3). Enables the cells to colonize 4). Enhances the bacterias ability to cause disease b. Conjugation (sex) pili 1). Longer 2). Allows two bacteria to adhere to each other 3). Provides a pathway for a segment of DNA to be transferred from one cell to the other (conjugation) PLASMIDS 1. Properties : a. Small circles of DNA b. Are not connected to the nucleoid 2. Function: a. Contains genetic information that is not essential to the cells survival b. May contain genes for R factors (drug resistance), toxins c. May be involved in conjugation d. Used in genetic engineering...
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This note was uploaded on 01/23/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09