How hyperthermophiles adapt to change their lives: DNA exchange in extreme conditions

@article{Wolferen2013HowHA,
  title={How hyperthermophiles adapt to change their lives: DNA exchange in extreme conditions},
  author={Marleen van Wolferen and Małgorzata Ajon and Arnold J. M. Driessen and Sonja-Verena Albers},
  journal={Extremophiles},
  year={2013},
  volume={17},
  pages={545-563}
}
Transfer of DNA has been shown to be involved in genome evolution. In particular with respect to the adaptation of bacterial species to high temperatures, DNA transfer between the domains of bacteria and archaea seems to have played a major role. In addition, DNA exchange between similar species likely plays a role in repair of DNA via homologous recombination, a process that is crucial under DNA damaging conditions such as high temperatures. Several mechanisms for the transfer of DNA have been… Expand
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