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Genetic recombination in bacteria: horizon of the beginnings of sexuality in living organisms

Author(s): Rahela Carpa

Journal: Extreme Life, Biospeology & Astrobiology
ISSN 2066-7671

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 15;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: transformation | conjugation | transduction | bacteria | genetic recombination | sexuality

The current paper reviews the bacterian genetic recombination. Bacteria can transfergenes from one strain to another by three different mechanisms: transformation, conjugation andtransduction, these events showing the universality of sexuality in the living world. Besides geneticrecombination in bacteria, recent evidences of genetic recombination in some superior animals (suchas: fish, birds, mammals and humans) at the sex-chromosomes level support the ‘gene concept ofsexuality’ as a general view of sexuality.

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