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Prokaryote Reproduction

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bacterial conjugation

bacterial conjugation

Method of increasing genetic variation in prokaryotes; involves cells grabbing stray pieces of DNA from their environment or exchanging DNA directly with other cells; also called genetic transfer.
binary fission

binary fission

Type of prokaryotic cell division in which a parent cells divides into two identical daughter cells.
F pilus

F pilus

Prokaryotic structure that attaches one cell to another cell; also known as a sex pilus.
genetic transfer

genetic transfer

Method of increasing genetic variation in prokaryotes; involves cells grabbing stray pieces of DNA from their environment or exchanging DNA directly with other cells; also called bacterial conjugation.
plasmid

plasmid

Small, circular piece of DNA in a prokaryotic cell.

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