The Neolithic revolution of bacterial genomes.

@article{Mira2006TheNR,
  title={The Neolithic revolution of bacterial genomes.},
  author={Alex Mira and Ravindra Pushker and Francisco Rodr{\'i}guez-Valera},
  journal={Trends in microbiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={200-6}
}
Current human activities undoubtedly impact natural ecosystems. However, the influence of Homo sapiens on living organisms must have also occurred in the past. Certain genomic characteristics of prokaryotes can be used to study the impact of ancient human activities on microorganisms. By analyzing DNA sequence similarity features of transposable elements, dramatic genomic changes have been identified in bacteria that are associated with large and stable human communities, agriculture and animal… CONTINUE READING
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