Inheritance of DNA Transferred from American Trypanosomes to Human Hosts

  title={Inheritance of DNA Transferred from American Trypanosomes to Human Hosts},
  author={Mariana Machado Hecht and Nadjar Nitz and Perla F. Araujo and Alessandro O. Sousa and Ana de C{\'a}ssia Rosa and Dawidson Assis Gomes and Eduardo Leonardecz and Ant{\^o}nio Lucio Teixeira},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Interspecies DNA transfer is a major biological process leading to the accumulation of mutations inherited by sexual reproduction among eukaryotes. Lateral DNA transfer events and their inheritance has been challenging to document. In this study we modified a thermal asymmetric interlaced PCR by using additional targeted primers, along with Southern blots, fluorescence techniques, and bioinformatics, to identify lateral DNA transfer events from parasite to host. Instances of naturally occurring… CONTINUE READING
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