Microbial Recombination and Gene Transfer
In the extracellular medium, DNA-degrading enzymes would likely be to prevent transfer of DNA by

natural transformation
generalized phage transduction
None of these
conjugal transfer by a self-transmissible plasmid

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Microbial Recombination and Gene Transfer
When composite transposons are formed

a small deletion occurs in the transposase gene of an IS element and plasmid is integrated
a small deletion occurs in the transposase gene of an IS element
an IS element integrates with another IS element with the help of a plasmid
two IS elements integrate into a chromosome with only a small distance separating them

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Microbial Recombination and Gene Transfer
Which of the following statement can describe horizontal transfer?

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

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