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AgentOrange96

  • 3 years ago

In the Avery experiment, when the dead strain of dangerous bacteria turn the non dangerous strain of bacteria dangerous. I learned it had something to do with bacteriophage, but wouldn't just just make new bacteriophage? Why would that make them into the dangerous bacteria?

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  1. sbhb91
    • 3 years ago
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    The heat killed the proteins from the harmful bacteria but left its DNA intact, a process known as transformation then occured to have the harmless bacteria intake a part of the harmful bacteria and then contaminate and kill the mice

  2. AgentOrange96
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    So like capsids I believe they're called? I didn't know a dead bacteria could produce that, but that idea had occurred to me.

  3. usum
    • 3 years ago
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    in the Avery experiment there are no phages involved - only DNA. The Hershey-Chase experiment involves bacteriophages.

  4. sbhb91
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    This process occurs most often in bacteria with plasmids, independent DNA fragments which can replicate apart from the chromosomes

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