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can bacteria transfer plasmids to nonbacterial cells

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  1. anonymous
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    While a plasmid can work perfectly fine in both a bacterial cell and an eucaryotic cell I know of only one case where bacteria transfer DNA to a non bacterial cell, and that is Agrobacterium tumefaciens. It basically infects the host cell with a pathogenic plasmid that makes the host cell produce/overproduce specific nutrients for the bacterium. Maybe there are other cases with Archea but I have not heard about that.

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    yes transfer plasmid

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