Impact of genomics on the understanding of microbial evolution and classification: the importance of Darwin's views on classification.

@article{Gupta2016ImpactOG,
  title={Impact of genomics on the understanding of microbial evolution and classification: the importance of Darwin's views on classification.},
  author={Radhey S Gupta},
  journal={FEMS microbiology reviews},
  year={2016},
  volume={40 4},
  pages={520-53}
}
Analyses of genome sequences, by some approaches, suggest that the widespread occurrence of horizontal gene transfers (HGTs) in prokaryotes disguises their evolutionary relationships and have led to questioning of the Darwinian model of evolution for prokaryotes. These inferences are critically examined in the light of comparative genome analysis… CONTINUE READING