In bacteria, larger genomes typically mean a wider array of metabolic capabilities. Given that parasitic bacteria make use of much of the host's biochemical machinery, what can be inferred about the general size of parasite genomes?

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In bacteria, larger genomes typically mean a wider array of metabolic capabilities. Given that parasitic bacteria make use of much of the host's biochemical machinery, what can be inferred about the general size of parasite genomes?
asked Dec 27, 2012 in Biology by anonymous
    

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In general, parasitic bacteria have genomes that are smaller in size compared to nonparasitic bacteria.

 

answered Dec 27, 2012 by CaptainTeemo ~Expert~ (631 points)

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