microbiology hw 10


Use the information presented in the module folder along with your readings from the textbook to answer the following questions.

1. Compare the difference between a point mutation and a frameshift mutation:

2. Describe the different between vertical gene transfer and horizontal gene transfer:

3. What is conjugation? How can it contribute to antibiotic resistance in microorganisms?

4. What is a Healthcare-associated infection (HAI) or nosocomial infection? How is this different from an iatrogenic disease? How are these infections? Contracted? Give examples of each type: