How are generalized transducing phages formed?

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A random piece of donor bacterial DNA of the appropriate length is mistakenly packed into the phage head instead of a similarly sized length of phage DNA.

Genes that are very close to the site of prophage integration are transferred from temperate phages.

A random piece of phage DNA of the appropriate length is packed into the phage head. Generalized transducing phages can carry any segment of donor DNA, since the process of packaging is random.

A generalized transducing phage is transferred through the sex pilus from an infected cell to a new cell, but it retains the DNA from the original donor cell.

 

asked May 13, 2013 in Genetics by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,947 points)
    

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A random piece of donor bacterial DNA of the appropriate length is mistakenly packed into the phage head instead of a similarly sized length of phage DNA.

answered May 13, 2013 by GeneX ~Top Expert~ (7,947 points)

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