Which term describes exchange of viral and/or bacterial genetic information from one cell to another via a viral bacteriophage vector?
Exchange of viral and/or bacterial genetic information from one cell to another via a viral bacteriophage vector defines transduction.
a) transformation, incorrect, Transformation describes a bacterium acquiring new genetic material from the surrounding environment through the cell membrane.
b) translocation, incorrect, Translocation refers to movement of genetic information to a different chromosomal location on a nonhomologous chromosome.
c) transduction, correct.
d) transcription, incorrect, Transcription describes creation of mRNA from a DNA template.