Interspecific transfer of mitochondrial genes in fungi and creation of a homologous hybrid gene.

@article{Paquin1994InterspecificTO,
  title={Interspecific transfer of mitochondrial genes in fungi and creation of a homologous hybrid gene.},
  author={Bruno Paquin and M J Laforest and B. Franz Lang},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={1994},
  volume={91 25},
  pages={11807-10}
}
In eukaryotes, horizontal gene transfer is a rare event. Here we show that the mitochondrial genome of a lower fungus, Allomyces macrogynus, has an extra DNA segment not present in a close relative, Allomyces arbusculus. This insert consists of the C terminus of a foreign gene encoding a subunit of the ATP synthetase complex (atp6) plus an open reading frame encoding an endonuclease. The inserted atp6 portion is fused in phase to the resident gene, resulting in expression of a hybrid atp6 gene… CONTINUE READING

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Here we show that the mitochondrial genome of a lower fungus , Allomyces macrogynus , has an extra DNA segment not present in a close relative , Allomyces arbusculus .
Here we show that the mitochondrial genome of a lower fungus , Allomyces macrogynus , has an extra DNA segment not present in a close relative , Allomyces arbusculus .
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