Bacterial Conjugation A Historical Perspective

  • Neil Willetts


The phenomenon of conjugation in bacteria provides one of the cornerstones of bacterial genetics. Use of the technology led to our initial understanding of the circular bacterial chromosome carrying Escherichia coli’s array of genes and of the recombination process whereby these genes could be reassorted.


Conjugation System Bacterial Chromosome Conjugative Plasmid Operon Structure Transduce Phage 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Neil Willetts
    • 1
  1. 1.Biotech Australia Proprietary LimitedRosevilleAustralia

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