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genetic conjugation

A biological process whereby two cells come in contact and exchange genetic material. In bacteria, the transfer is one-way from donor to recipient; in protozoa, the exchange is two-way between the conjugants.
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  • bacterial conjugation
  • cell conjugation
  • plasmid conjugation
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