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Figure 9 Schematic diagram of transduction. When bacteriophage DNA, shown by a black dotted line, is excised from the bacterial genome it carries with it some bacterial DNA, shown in blue, from the infected bacteria. This DNA is incorporated into new bacteriophage particles which are released and infect new bacteria of a different species. The bacterial DNA from the original bacteria, in blue, is incorporated into the genome of the newly infected bacteria.

 2.4 Transduction