Horizontal gene transfer

@article{Krishnapillai2008HorizontalGT,
  title={Horizontal gene transfer},
  author={Viji Krishnapillai},
  journal={Journal of Genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={75},
  pages={219-232}
}
This review explores examples of horizontal genetic transfer in eukaryotes and prokaryotes. The best understood of these involves various conserved families of transposable elements, but examples of non-transposable-element-based movement of genes or gene clusters have also been identified in prokaryotic genomes. A unifying theme is the structural and DNA-sequence homology of transposable elements from widely unrelated genomes, suggesting evolutionarily conserved mechanisms for horizontal… 

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