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What is the process in which a bacterial cell takes in DNA released by a different bacterial cell called?

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January 19, 2009 3:17AM

== == transformation ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Transformation is the process in which a bacteria takes in DNA from the environment. Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transformation_(genetics) By the way, transduction is the process of DNA transfer by the action of a virus (bacteriophages). The other method of DNA exchange between bacteria is called conjugation, which is the transfer of DNA between bacteria by physical contact.