conjugation-pilus

A bacterium (left) uses an appendage called a sex pilus to transfer copies of genes to a second bacterium. Bacteria can transfer genes that confer antibiotic resistance to one another.

A bacterium (left) uses an appendage called a sex pilus to transfer copies of genes to a second bacterium. Bacteria can transfer genes that confer antibiotic resistance to one another.

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