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Horizontal gene transfer often leads to phenotypic changes within recipient organisms independent of any immediate evolutionary benefits. While secondary phenotypic effects of horizontal transfer (i.e., changes in growth rates) have been demonstrated and studied across a variety of systems using relatively small plasmids and phage, little is known about the(More)
Progressive sensorineural hearing losses found in seven members of three families are presented. Genetic transmission patterns in the study appeared to be autosomal dominant in two families and recessive in one family. The common audiological features of these cases include bilaterally symmetrical audiometric configuration and fairly good speech(More)
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