PCAT Biologicial Processes – Genetic Information
- Feb 19, 2018
- PCAT Question of the Day
Which term describes exchange of viral and/or bacterial genetic information from one cell to another via a viral bacteriophage vector?
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Exchange of viral and/or bacterial genetic information from one cell to another via a viral bacteriophage vector defines transduction.
A) transformation, incorrect, Transformation describes a bacterium acquiring new genetic material from the surrounding environment through the cell membrane.
B) translocation, incorrect, Translocation refers to movement of genetic information to a different chromosomal location on a nonhomologous chromosome.
C) transduction, correct.
D) transcription, incorrect, Transcription describes creation of mRNA from a DNA template.
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