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Why is it beneficial for bacteria to conjugate? (Horisontal gene transfer)

I am going to try answer it. Bacteria in general has different survival tactics. In general for bacteria the best way how to surviva is as much copies as it cans. So imagine situation, when bacteria ...
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How taking up plasmids on heat shock evolutionary advantageous to bacteria?

The simplest one is they didn't. Not everything an organism does or has is an advantage many are side effects of other mechanisms or the case of heat shock you are purposely creating highly unlikely ...
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determining horizontal gene transfer between two genomes?

Since the parametric model is applied to only a single genome to see if there is evidence of recent HGT via a change in the average content in coding regions, it will not tell you from where the HGT ...
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