Multiple independent horizontal transfers of informational genes from bacteria to plasmids and phages: implications for the origin of bacterial replication machinery.

Abstract

In contrast to the universality of other central genetic mechanisms, the replication machinery of Bacteria is clearly different from those of Archaea and Eukaryotes. A large number of bacterial genes involved in DNA replication can also be found in plasmids and phages. Based on this, it has been recently proposed that the ancestral bacterial genes were… (More)

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@article{Moreira2000MultipleIH, title={Multiple independent horizontal transfers of informational genes from bacteria to plasmids and phages: implications for the origin of bacterial replication machinery.}, author={Dar{\'i}o Moreira}, journal={Molecular microbiology}, year={2000}, volume={35 1}, pages={1-5} }