Bacterial Transformation. Definition

Medical Definition: Bacterial Transformation

One of the natural processes of transfer of genetic material from one bacterium to another, together with conjugation and transduction, which is a direct DNA integration. experimentally is to penetrate a piece of DNA into bacteria to cause genetic recombination in it. By extension (abusive) sometimes speak of transformation to describe the same process that affects eukaryotic cells (yeast, plant and animal cells).

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