Barriers to genetic exchange between bacterial species: Streptococcus pneumoniae transformation.

@article{Majewski2000BarriersTG,
  title={Barriers to genetic exchange between bacterial species: Streptococcus pneumoniae transformation.},
  author={Jacek Majewski and Piotr Zawadzki and P. K. Pickerill and Frederick Cohan and Christopher G. Dowson},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2000},
  volume={182 4},
  pages={
          1016-23
        }
}
Interspecies genetic exchange is an important evolutionary mechanism in bacteria. It allows rapid acquisition of novel functions by transmission of adaptive genes between related species. However, the frequency of homologous recombination between bacterial species decreases sharply with the extent of DNA sequence divergence between the donor and the recipient. In Bacillus and Escherichia, this sexual isolation has been shown to be an exponential function of sequence divergence. Here we… CONTINUE READING

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