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Transfer of Escherichia Coli

Transfer of Escherichia Coli By: Amudha Venugopalan, Sarah Councilor, and David Roehrich Introduction: Escherichia coli are prokaryotic bacteria that can be transformed by lateral gene transfer. E. coli are transformed by direct transfer which means the bacterial cell directly uptakes the DNA of the plasmid introduced to it (Wimpee et al. 2013). A plasmid is a circular small piece of self-replicating DNA, plasmids carry fewer genes therefore DNA can be passed between species of bacteria (Wimpee et al. 2013). The […]