Natural genetic transformation: prevalence, mechanisms and function.

  title={Natural genetic transformation: prevalence, mechanisms and function.},
  author={Ola Johnsborg and Vegard Eldholm and Leiv Sigve H{\aa}varstein},
  journal={Research in microbiology},
  volume={158 10},
Studies show that gene acquisition through natural transformation has contributed significantly to the adaptation and ecological diversification of several bacterial species. Relatively little is still known, however, about the prevalence and phylogenetic distribution of organisms possessing this property. Thus, whether natural transformation only benefits a limited number of species or has a large impact on lateral gene flow in nature remains a matter of speculation. Here we will review the… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced 19 other papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.
111 Citations
152 References
Similar Papers


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 111 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 152 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…