CONJUGATION

Reproduction in Bacteria

Bacterial Reproduction Both asexual and sexual reproduction occurs in bacteria. Asexual reproduction Asexual reproduction in bacteria occurs by binary fission. It occurs during favourable conditions. The size of bacteria becomes double. Bacteria absorb nutrients. It synthesizes its DNA. Bacteria also develop other material for

CONJUGATION & GENE RECOMBINATION IN E.COLI

The transfer of genetic material between bacteria through cell-to-cell contact is called bacterial conjugation. It is a mechanism of horizontal gene transfer. Bacterial conjugation is often incorrectly regarded as sexual reproduction or mating. It does not involve the fusion of gametes and formation of