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why were the heat-killed s bacteria harmless ...

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why were the heat-killed s bacteria harmless
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: General
Expert:  Stephen replied 10 years ago.
The S (or smooth) bacterium will be harmless becuase they have been
killed. Experimentation has shown, however, that when mixed when
R (or rough) bacterium the S bacterioum, even though dead and harmless,
will transfer it's genetic material to the R bacteria -- then making
the R bacteria lethal.

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