Evidence for lateral gene transfer between Archaea and Bacteria from genome sequence of Thermotoga maritima

  title={Evidence for lateral gene transfer between Archaea and Bacteria from genome sequence of Thermotoga maritima},
  author={K. Nelson and R. Clayton and S. Gill and M. Gwinn and R. Dodson and D. Haft and E. Hickey and J. Peterson and W. Nelson and K. A. Ketchum and L. McDonald and T. Utterback and J. Malek and K. Linher and Mina M. Garrett and A. M. Stewart and M. Cotton and Matthew S. Pratt and C. Phillips and D. Richardson and J. Heidelberg and G. Sutton and R. D. Fleischmann and J. Eisen and O. White and S. Salzberg and H. Smith and J. Venter and C. Fraser},
  • K. Nelson, R. Clayton, +26 authors C. Fraser
  • Published 1999
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The 1,860,725-base-pair genome of Thermotoga maritima MSB8 contains 1,877 predicted coding regions, 1,014 (54%) of which have functional assignments and 863 (46%) of which are of unknown function. Genome analysis reveals numerous pathways involved in degradation of sugars and plant polysaccharides, and 108 genes that have orthologues only in the genomes of other thermophilic Eubacteria and Archaea. Of the Eubacteria sequenced to date, T.maritima has the highest percentage (24%) of genes that… CONTINUE READING

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