Asked by: Alecia Luboschscience genetics
In which type of transduction does the transducing particle carry only specific portions of the bacterial genome?
Last Updated: 28th June, 2020
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Correspondingly, what are the two types of transduction?
There are two types of transduction: generalized and specialized. In generalized transduction, the bacteriophages can pick up any portion of the host's genome. In contrast, with specialized transduction, the bacteriophages pick up only specific portions of the host's DNA.
what is Generalised transduction? Generalized transduction is the process by which any bacterial DNA may be transferred to another bacterium via a bacteriophage. It is a rare event; a very small percentage of phage particles happen to carry a donor bacterium's DNA, on the order of 1 phage in 10,000.
In respect to this, what's the difference between generalized and specific transduction?
The key difference between generalized and specialized transduction is that generalized transduction is done by virulent bacteriophages in which bacterial cell is lysed when new bacteriophages are released while specialized transduction is done by temperate bacteriophages in which bacterial cell is not lysed, and viral
How do bacteria take up DNA?
In transformation, a bacterium takes up a piece of DNA floating in its environment. In transduction, DNA is accidentally moved from one bacterium to another by a virus. In conjugation, DNA is transferred between bacteria through a tube between cells.