Ancient gene transfer as a tool in phylogenetic reconstruction.

  title={Ancient gene transfer as a tool in phylogenetic reconstruction.},
  author={Jinling Huang and Johann Peter Gogarten},
  journal={Methods in molecular biology},
Although horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is often considered as a disruptive force in reconstructing organismal phylogeny, it can also be a valuable phylogenetic tool. A gene in the net of life is often horizontally transferred to the ancestor of a major lineage. If the gene is retained in the recipient and its descendants, it will constitute a shared derived character and mark the recipient and all descendants as a monophyletic group. Additionally, phylogenetically informative HGTs also provide… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 12 extracted citations

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…