Gene flow and biological conflict systems in the origin and evolution of eukaryotes


The endosymbiotic origin of eukaryotes brought together two disparate genomes in the cell. Additionally, eukaryotic natural history has included other endosymbiotic events, phagotrophic consumption of organisms, and intimate interactions with viruses and endoparasites. These phenomena facilitated large-scale lateral gene transfer and biological conflicts… (More)
DOI: 10.3389/fcimb.2012.00089


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