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Does the separation of the two circular chromosomal DNA
require cutting and recombination of DNA at a location
called Holliday junction?
• What is a plasmid? Can it replicate autonomously? Can
many copies of the same plasmid be found in a single
Does segregation of plasmids occur in bacteria? Does this
process involve actin-like filament?
Does plasmid play a role in the evolution of bacteria, and
in the generation of strains with different genotypes and
phenotypes, such as antibiotic resistant strains?
How can plasmid be transferred between bacteria? Can
plasmids be transferred via conjugation, transduction or
Can you describe conjugation, transduction and
transformation in bacteria? Which process involves
bacteriophages, which one involves sex pilus, which one
involves a state of competence in bacteria?
• • What is a conjugative plasmid?
Can bacteria be transformed by DNA from other bacteria
Can genes be transferre...
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