A colony of smooth strain bacteria is grown on a culture containing an experimental drug that cleaves nucleic acid base sequences whenever adenine is paired with uracil. Which of the following processes will be directly affected?
Transcription, Translation, or Transformation?
Transcription & Translation.
Both require mRNA, which require uracil. However, during transformation, DNA is transferred from one bacteria to another. Since DNA contains no uracil, the drug would have no effect on this process.