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Population growth that is unhindered because of the abundance of resources for an ever-increasing population
A small, circular section of extra DNA that confers one or more traits to a bacterium and can be reproduced separately from the main bacterial genetic code
The transfer of a DNA segment from a nonfunctional donor cell to that of a functional recipient cell
The process in which infection by a virus results in DNA being transferred from one bacterium to another
The surface inside the cell wall; The surface that holds the contents of the bacterium together, regulates the amount of water that the bacterium can absorb, and holds the cell into one of three basic shapes
List the basic steps in asexual reproduction among bacteria.
DNA loop is attached to a point on the membrane, the DNA is copied, the cell elongates, new cell wall material and plasma membrane begin to grow, the bacteria separates into two different bacterium.
A sample of food is dehydrated, which kills all of the bacteria. However, in a few days, bacteria-free water is added to the food in a bacteria-free environment. Nevertheless, microscopic investigations indicate that bacteria are in the food. How did the bacteria get there?
Through asexual reproduction of living bacterium.
What kind of growth does a population of bacteria experience when just a few of them are placed in an environment rich with resources?
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