Genome-scale phylogenetic analysis finds extensive gene transfer among fungi

  title={Genome-scale phylogenetic analysis finds extensive gene transfer among fungi},
  author={Gergely J. Sz{\"o}llősi and Adri{\'a}n A. Dav{\'i}n and {\'E}ric Tannier and Vincent Daubin and Bastien Boussau},
  journal={Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
Although the role of lateral gene transfer is well recognized in the evolution of bacteria, it is generally assumed that it has had less influence among eukaryotes. To explore this hypothesis, we compare the dynamics of genome evolution in two groups of organisms: cyanobacteria and fungi. Ancestral genomes are inferred in both clades using two types of methods: first, Count, a gene tree unaware method that models gene duplications, gains and losses to explain the observed numbers of genes… 

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