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After reading this chapter you should be able to:
  • discuss the nature of procaryotic recombination
  • distinguish horizontal gene transfer from vertical gene transfer
  • compare and contrast conjugation, transformation, and transduction
  • discuss how transposable elements can move genetic material between bacterial chromosomes and within a chromosome to cause changes in the genome and the phenotype of the organism
  • discuss the use of conjugation, transformation, and transduction to map the bacterial genome
  • discuss the methods used to map viral genes

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