Gene Transfer from Bacteria and Archaea Facilitated Evolution of an Extremophilic Eukaryote

  title={Gene Transfer from Bacteria and Archaea Facilitated Evolution of an Extremophilic Eukaryote},
  author={G. Sch{\"o}nknecht and W. Chen and Chad Ternes and Guillaume G. Barbier and R. P. Shrestha and M. Stanke and A. Br{\"a}utigam and B. Baker and J. Banfield and R. Garavito and Kevin Carr and C. Wilkerson and S. Rensing and D. Gagneul and N. Dickenson and C. Oesterhelt and M. Lercher and A. Weber},
  pages={1207 - 1210}
  • G. Schönknecht, W. Chen, +15 authors A. Weber
  • Published 2013
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Science
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