Homologous Genetic Recombination during Bacterial Conjugation
Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Rosenberg, S. M. and Motamedi, M. R. 2001. Homologous Genetic Recombination during Bacterial Conjugation. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Conjugation is the sexual transfer of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) from one bacterium directly into another. The transferred DNA can replace DNA of similar sequence in the recipient cell's chromosome by homologous genetic recombination, a process that both exchanges lengths of similar DNA sequences and repairs broken chromosomes, using similar chromosomes as templates.
- genetic exchange;
- horizontal gene transfer;
- DNA double-strand break-repair;
- escherichia coli;