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Biology

Ecology

Kingdom - Monera And Viruses

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Sex factor in bacteria is

  1. chromosomal replicon
  2. F-replicon
  3. RNA
  4. sex-pilus
Correct Answer: Option(b)
Solution: Bacterial strains such as of E. coli show sexual differences. Each male cell possesses a sex factor or fertility factor called F-factor. Infact, it is a small circular piece of DNA , self-replicating like bacterial chromosome but only 1/100 in size. The F-factor codes for the protein of a special type of pilus, the sex pilus which enables cell to contact and transfer of genetic material through a conjugation tube.
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