Lateral gene transfer, rearrangement, reconciliation

  title={Lateral gene transfer, rearrangement, reconciliation},
  author={Murray Patterson and Gergely J. Sz{\"o}llosi and Vincent Daubin and Eric Tannier},
  booktitle={BMC Bioinformatics},
Models of ancestral gene order reconstruction have progressively integrated different evolutionary patterns and processes such as unequal gene content, gene duplications, and implicitly sequence evolution via reconciled gene trees. These models have so far ignored lateral gene transfer, even though in unicellular organisms it can have an important confounding effect, and can be a rich source of information on the function of genes through the detection of transfers of clusters of genes. We… CONTINUE READING