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1: The Cell

This biology set covers general principles, features, and important proteins in prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells
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Bacteriophages
Viruses that can only infect bacteria.
Binary Fission
Method of asexual reproduction by which prokaryotes divide. The circular DNA molecule replicates and then moves to the edge of the cell. The cell then divides into two daughter cells of equal size.
Cell Theory
A foundational belief in modern biology that all living things are composed of cells, the cell is the basic functional unit of life, that all cells arise from preexisting cells, and that DNA is the genetic material.
Conjugation
The temporary joining of two organisms via a tube called a pilus, through which genetic material is exchanged; a form of sexual reproduction used by bacteria.
Episomes
Plasmids that have the ability to integrate into the host genome.
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