Microbial Recombination and Gene Transfer – Section 1

36. F factor plasmids play a major role in

A. conjugation
B. replication
C. transduction
D. transcription

Correct Answer: A. conjugation

37. Which of the following genetic elements carry the genes required for integration into host chromosomes?

A. Replicon
B. Plasmids
C. Transposons
D. Tendons

Correct Answer: C. Transposons

38. The chromosomal genes, possessing the fertility factor is known as

A. R factor
B. F prime factor
C. HFr
D. F factor

Correct Answer: B. F prime factor

39. Which of the following statement can describe horizontal transfer?

A. The synthesis of protein in RNA
B. The transmission of genetic information from one independent, mature organism to another
C. The transmission of genetic information from parent to offspring
D. The synthesis of RNA from a DNA template

Correct Answer: B. The transmission of genetic information from one independent, mature organism to another

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