Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsBiology · 10 months ago

Question regarding Bacterial Plasmids....Please help.?

How is it possible that two different species of bacteria (same genus) that were isolated from two very different sources (mine and compost) have closely related plasmids?

I am so confused. Please help..many thanks

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  • 10 months ago
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    1. Common ancestor, or one species branched off from the other.

    2. I believe that at times, some bacteria can exchange protoplasm.

    3. A virus might have delivered the same plasmid to both.

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