Corynebacterium diphtheria becomes infective after the transfer of a fragment of chromosome. This process is known as –

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Corynebacterium diphtheria becomes infective after the transfer of a fragment of chromosome. This process is known as –

[A]. Transformation

[B]. Conjugation

[C]. Transduction

[D]. Direct invasion



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[C]. Transduction

Explanation :-

Transduction –

  • Mechanism – Transfer of DNA from one bacterium to another by bacteriophage
  • Nature of DNA transferred – Any gene in generalized transduction, only selected genes in specialized transduction

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