High intraspecific recombination rate in a native population of Candidatus pelagibacter ubique (SAR11).

@article{Vergin2007HighIR,
  title={High intraspecific recombination rate in a native population of Candidatus pelagibacter ubique (SAR11).},
  author={Kevin L. Vergin and H. James Tripp and Larry J. Wilhelm and Dee R. Denver and Michael S. Rapp{\'e} and Stephen J. Giovannoni},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2007},
  volume={9 10},
  pages={2430-40}
}
Recombination is an important process in microbial evolution. Rates of recombination with extracellular DNA matter because models of microbial population structure are profoundly influenced by the degree to which recombination is occurring within the population. Low rates of recombination may be sufficient to ensure the lateral propagation of genes that have a high selective advantage without disrupting the clonal pattern of inheritance for other genes. High rates of recombination potentially… CONTINUE READING