Eukaryotic origin of a metabolic pathway in virus by horizontal gene transfer.

@article{Wu2011EukaryoticOO,
  title={Eukaryotic origin of a metabolic pathway in virus by horizontal gene transfer.},
  author={Dongdong Wu and Yaping Zhang},
  journal={Genomics},
  year={2011},
  volume={98 5},
  pages={367-9}
}
Horizontal gene transfer, the movement of genetic materials across the normal mating barriers between organisms occurs frequently and contributes significantly to the evolution of both eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes. However, few concurrent transfers of functionally related genes implemented in a pathway from eukaryotes to prokaryotes are observed. Here… CONTINUE READING