Horizontal Transposon Transfer in Eukarya: Detection, Bias, and Perspectives

@article{Wallau2012HorizontalTT,
  title={Horizontal Transposon Transfer in Eukarya: Detection, Bias, and Perspectives},
  author={Gabriel da Luz Wallau and Mauro Freitas Ortiz and Elgion Lucio Silva Loreto},
  journal={Genome Biology and Evolution},
  year={2012},
  volume={4},
  pages={801 - 811}
}
The genetic similarity observed among species is normally attributed to the existence of a common ancestor. However, a growing body of evidence suggests that the exchange of genetic material is not limited to the transfer from parent to offspring but can also occur through horizontal transfer (HT). Transposable elements (TEs) are DNA fragments with an innate propensity for HT; they are mobile and possess parasitic characteristics that allow them to exist and proliferate within host genomes… Expand
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