if a F+ cell connects to a F- cell through a sex pilus, the end result for the F- cell will be: ?
- Bulldog reduxLv 71 month ago
The F- cell will be totally F'ed.
- JazSincLv 71 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.