Mechanism of Conjugation
The steps of F-plasmid conjugation are shown in the following cartoon.
Molecular events that occur during plasmid transfer are shown
in more detail in the following cartoon.
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- Lanka, E., and B. Wilkins. 1995. DNA processing reactions in bacterial conjugation. Annu. Rev. Biochem. 64: 141-169.
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