How big is the iceberg of which organellar genes in nuclear genomes are but the tip?

Abstract

As more and more complete bacterial and archaeal genome sequences become available, the role of lateral gene transfer (LGT) in shaping them becomes more and more clear. Over the long term, it may be the dominant force, affecting most genes in most prokaryotes. We review the history of LGT, suggesting reasons why its prevalence and impact were so long… (More)

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@article{Doolittle2003HowBI, title={How big is the iceberg of which organellar genes in nuclear genomes are but the tip?}, author={W. F. Doolittle and Yvan A. Boucher and Camilla L. Nesb\o and Christophe Jean Douady and Jan Otto Andersson and A J Roger}, journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences}, year={2003}, volume={358 1429}, pages={39-57; discussion 57-8} }