lateral gene transfer


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lateral gene transfer

lateral gene transfer

see HORIZONTAL GENE TRANSFER.
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Because the hypothesized lateral gene transfer would probably have occurred after the acquisition of the fe-hydrogenase gene by the diplomonad lineage, this particular result does not disprove the hydrogen hypothesis (Martin and Muller, 1998).
Lateral gene transfer and metabolic adaptation in the human parasite Trichomonas vaginalis.
Until now, though, scientists did not know which of a bacterium's genes came from lateral gene transfer and which had been inherited from its parent.
This shows that the widespread mechanism of lateral gene transfer does not interfere with the traditional approach of using family trees to infer relationships.
Molecular evidence of lateral gene transfer in rpoB gene of Mycobacterium yongonense strains via multilocus sequence analysis.
The diversity of allele associations allowed us to demonstrate that lateral gene transfer took place between strains within the family.
The discrepancies in the phylogenetic positions of a given strain based on the sequences of the hspA and glmM genes illustrate that lateral gene transfer has occurred among strains circulating within the family.
Integron gene sequences contribute to the spread of antimicrobial resistance alleles by lateral gene transfer of gene cassettes in a variety of enteric bacteria, including Campylobacter spp.
coli in irrigation water is important since these organisms are known fecal contaminants, and the potential for lateral gene transfer exists.
Comparative studies of genome sequences have also revealed that lateral gene transfer has been very common over evolutionary time, occurring between both close and distant relatives (21).
For example, there is a good correlation between regions of genomes responsible for pathogenicity and regions that have undergone lateral gene transfer (40).
DOOLITTLE: That is one of the things that's not given much thought in terms of lateral gene transfers.