Exclusivity offers a sound yet practical species criterion for bacteria despite abundant gene flow

@inproceedings{Wright2018ExclusivityOA,
  title={Exclusivity offers a sound yet practical species criterion for bacteria despite abundant gene flow},
  author={Erik S Wright and David Baum},
  booktitle={BMC Genomics},
  year={2018}
}
BackgroundThe question of whether bacterial species objectively exist has long divided microbiologists. A major source of contention stems from the fact that bacteria regularly engage in horizontal gene transfer (HGT), making it difficult to ascertain relatedness and draw boundaries between taxa. A natural way to define taxa is based on exclusivity of relatedness, which applies when members of a taxon are more closely related to each other than they are to any outsider. It is largely unknown… CONTINUE READING
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