Fig. 7A: F+ Conjugation, Step-1


The F+ bacterium has an F+ plasmid containing Tra genes coding for mating pair formation and the production of a conjugation pilus (sex pilus or F+ pilus) and oriT sequences for initiation of DNA transfer. The first step in F+ conjugation involves a conjugation pilus ( F+ pilus) on the donor bacterium binding to a recipient bacterium lacking a F+ pilus.

Illustration of F+ Conjugation, Step-1.jpg by Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.
Based on a work at http://faculty.ccbcmd.edu/~gkaiser/index.html.

Creative Commons License

Last updated: August, 2018
Please send comments and inquiries to Dr. Gary Kaiser