Evolutionary genomics: Thermotoga heats up lateral gene transfer

@article{Logsdon1999EvolutionaryGT,
  title={Evolutionary genomics: Thermotoga heats up lateral gene transfer},
  author={John M. Logsdon and David M. Faguy},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={9},
  pages={R747-R751}
}
Prokaryotes exchange genes on a regular basis, especially under highly selective conditions (such as in the presence of antibiotics). These DNA transfer events have been appreciated by biologists for some time now. Indeed, it was recognized early on that this process could have profound implications for the evolution of microbes and our ability to trace their history, yet most microbiologists maintained that an evolutionary classification of microorganisms, while difficult, was possible. In the… CONTINUE READING

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