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Does competance increase genomic size?

  1. Jul 7, 2012 #1
    So far whatever I've read on competance (both natural and artificial) is that it involves the uptake of DNA. Does this mean that as a result of competance the genome's length increases each time DNA is taken up?
     
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  3. Jul 7, 2012 #2

    Ygggdrasil

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    Most DNA that gets taken up by cells does not get stably integrated into the genome. Most (unless it contains specific sequences allowing integration or stable replication) will simply be lost over time.
     
  4. Jul 26, 2012 #3
    Thanks Ygggdrasil...

    I was going to ask the same question... But luckily I found this topic..
     
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