Frequent Recombination in a Saltern Population of Halorubrum

@article{Papke2004FrequentRI,
  title={Frequent Recombination in a Saltern Population of Halorubrum},
  author={R Thane Papke and Jeremy E. Koenig and Francisco Rodr{\'i}guez-Valera and W. Ford Doolittle},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={306},
  pages={1928 - 1929}
}
Sex and recombination are driving forces in the evolution of eukaryotes. Homologous recombination is known to be the dominant process in the divergence of many bacterial species. For Archaea, the only direct evidence bearing on the importance or natural occurrence of homologous recombination is anecdotal reports of mosaicism from comparative genomic studies. Genetic studies, however, reveal that recombination may play a significant role in generating diversity among members of at least one… 
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