Frederick Griffith studied how Pneumococcus causes fatal pneumonia in mice, focusing on the role of the capsule in the virulence of the bacteria. He found that heat-killed S bacteria somehow donated a molecule that was incorporated into living RII bacteria, which were converted from R to S capsules. This naturally occurring process by which bacteria transfer DNA is known as what?

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Replication

  

Transformation

 

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Transformation

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