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Give a reason why : DNA cannot pass into a host cell through the cell membrane. - Biology

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Give a reason why :
DNA cannot pass into a host cell through the cell membrane.

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Solution

We know that the cell membrane is made up of phospholipid bilayers which means it has both hydrophilic and hydrophobic regions. DNA being a hydrophilic molecule will face a problem in passing through the hydrophobic regions of the plasma membrane. It is an extremely energy-consuming process. This is the reason why host cells are made competent to take up the DNA.

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