Bria asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 1 month ago

if a F+ cell connects to a F- cell through a sex pilus, the end result for the F- cell will be:  ?

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2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    The F- cell will be totally F'ed.

  • 1 month ago

    None of those listed.

    The F- cell may or may not become F+.

    If it did become F+ then the amount of DNA in the cell has increased.

    Mere attachment by the sex pilus does not always result in successful transfer of the plasmid that bears the F factor.  If the F factor plasmid is successfully and completely transferred, then the recipient is now F+ and it has more DNA than it did before by dint of now carrying copies of the F factor plasmid.

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