Horizontal gene transfer in eukaryotic evolution

@article{Keeling2008HorizontalGT,
  title={Horizontal gene transfer in eukaryotic evolution},
  author={P. Keeling and J. Palmer},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  year={2008},
  volume={9},
  pages={605-618}
}
  • P. Keeling, J. Palmer
  • Published 2008
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Genetics
  • Horizontal gene transfer (HGT; also known as lateral gene transfer) has had an important role in eukaryotic genome evolution, but its importance is often overshadowed by the greater prevalence and our more advanced understanding of gene transfer in prokaryotes. Recurrent endosymbioses and the generally poor sampling of most nuclear genes from diverse lineages have also complicated the search for transferred genes. Nevertheless, the number of well-supported cases of transfer from both… CONTINUE READING

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