How do bacteria reproduce?
How Do Bacteria Reproduce?
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** How Do Bacteria Reproduce? **
By Regina Bailey, About.com GuideJuly 10, 2008
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Bacterial reproduction most commonly occurs by a kind of cell division
called binary fission. Binary fission results in the formation of two
bacterial cells that are genetically identical. Binary fission is an
effective way for bacteria to reproduce, however it does introduce
problems. Since the cells produced through this type of reproduction are
identical, they are all susceptible to the same types of antibiotics.
Through bacterial recombination, bacteria can gain genetic variation by
incorporating genes from other bacteria.
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(3) Tiisetso Lephoto says:
Well, if bacteria gains genetic variation that can make it to be
more resistant to phagocytosis if that bacterium is phathogenic, depending
on the type of species. Also, this will increase the probabilty of bacteria
to tolerate harsh environmental conditions or become virulent.
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