Phylogenetic Evidence for Lateral Gene Transfer in the Intestine of Marine Iguanas

@inproceedings{Nelson2010PhylogeneticEF,
  title={Phylogenetic Evidence for Lateral Gene Transfer in the Intestine of Marine Iguanas},
  author={David M. Nelson and Isaac K. O. Cann and Eric Altermann and Roderick Ian Mackie},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Lateral gene transfer (LGT) appears to promote genotypic and phenotypic variation in microbial communities in a range of environments, including the mammalian intestine. However, the extent and mechanisms of LGT in intestinal microbial communities of non-mammalian hosts remains poorly understood. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS We sequenced two fosmid inserts obtained from a genomic DNA library derived from an agar-degrading enrichment culture of marine iguana fecal material. The… CONTINUE READING

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