Horizontal gene transfer between Ralstonia solanacearum strains detected by comparative genomic hybridization on microarrays

@article{Guidot2009HorizontalGT,
  title={Horizontal gene transfer between Ralstonia solanacearum strains detected by comparative genomic hybridization on microarrays},
  author={Alice Guidot and B{\'e}n{\'e}dicte Coupat and Saliou Fall and Philippe Prior and Franck Bertolla},
  journal={The ISME Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={3},
  pages={549-562}
}
The plant pathogenic Betaproteobacterium Ralstonia solanacearum is a complex species in that most of the strains share the common characteristic of being naturally transformable. In this study, we used a new approach based on comparative genomic hybridization (CGH) on microarrays to investigate the extent of horizontal gene transfers (HGTs) between different strains of R. solanacearum. Recipient strains from phylotypes I, II and III were naturally transformed in vitro by genomic DNA from the… CONTINUE READING