Conjugation tube



conjugation tube n.
A slender tube in certain bacteria and algae that connects two individuals during conjugation and through which the transfer of genetic material occurs.
conjugation tube
A slender tube in certain bacteria, algae, and fungi that connects two individuals during conjugation and through which the transfer of genetic material occurs.

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