Bacteria and Science of Genetics



Bacteria occupy a unique position in the biological world. Being the simplest of the life-forms, they provide a useful model system to study cell structure, metabolism, structure–function relationships, growth and reproduction, ecology, and many others. It was only in relation to genetics that they found it difficult to acquire an outright acceptability, as they lacked on both the counts that form the basic foundation of classical genetics:


Mutant Allele Horizontal Gene Transfer Complementation Test Integration Host Factor Negative Supercoiling 

Further Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversity of DelhiDelhiIndia

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