Evolutionary genomics: transdomain gene transfers.

Bordenstein SR
Curr Biol. 2007 17 (21): R935-6

PMID: 17983575 · DOI:10.1016/j.cub.2007.09.022

Biologists have until now conceded that bacterial gene transfer to multicellular animals is relatively uncommon in Nature. A new study showing promiscuous insertions of bacterial endosymbiont genes into invertebrate genomes ushers in a shift in this paradigm.

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Animals Arthropods Evolution, Molecular Genes, Bacterial Gene Transfer, Horizontal Genomics Genomics Nematoda Wolbachia

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