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Department
Natural Science
Course
NATS 1670
Professor
Mordechay Anafi
Semester
Summer

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NATS 1670 {Online Resources} EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES MAY2012 D EFINITIONS… {Antigenic drift} are changes in one or more amino acids in proteins on the outer envelope of a virus such as influence. Because individuals may or may not be immune to these modified viruses minor epidemics can result {Antigenic shift} are changes in proteins in the outer envelope of a virus, resulting from the reassortment of viral genes. Major epidemics of influenza occur after antigenic shifts have taken place because individuals are not immune to the substantially modified viruses {Bacteriocin} are proteins produced by some bacteria, which inhibit the growth of other strains of the same organism or related species. Genes for bacteriocins may reside on plasmids {Conjugation} is cell-to-cell contact in which DNA copied from a plasmid or chromosome is transferred to a recipient cell. It can contribute to lateral gene transfer when it occurs between distantly related bacteria {F-plasmid} is a fertility p
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