The scale and evolutionary significance of horizontal gene transfer in the choanoflagellate Monosiga brevicollis

Abstract

It is generally agreed that horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is common in phagotrophic protists. However, the overall scale of HGT and the cumulative impact of acquired genes on the evolution of these organisms remain largely unknown. Choanoflagellates are phagotrophs and the closest living relatives of animals. In this study, we performed phylogenomic… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1471-2164-14-729

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@inproceedings{Yue2012TheSA, title={The scale and evolutionary significance of horizontal gene transfer in the choanoflagellate Monosiga brevicollis}, author={Jipei Yue and Guiling Sun and Xiangyang Hu and Jinling Huang}, booktitle={BMC Genomics}, year={2012} }