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During conjugation, a series of steps lead to the transfer of DNA from one bacterial cell to another.

The process of conjugation in bacteria. Bacterial Conjugation. Wikepedia, n.d. Web. 14 May 2016.

In the first step, the donor cell produces a
Select Option piluscapsulebacteriophage
that attaches to the recipient cell and brings the two cells close together. The
Select Option chromosomeribosomeplasmid
is nicked and a single strand of DNA is then transferred to the recipient cell. Both cells synthesize a complementary strand to produce a double stranded piece of DNA; both are now viable
Select Option recipientsdonorseukaryotes
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