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Haggerty, LS;Martin, FJ;Fitzpatrick, DA;McInerney, JO
2009
August
Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Gene and genome trees conflict at many levels
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ENTEROINVASIVE ESCHERICHIA-COLI 16S RIBOSOMAL-RNA EVOLUTIONARY HISTORY SHIGELLA CLONES PHYLOGENY SELECTION LIFE INFECTIONS VIRULENCE OUTBREAK
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Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) plays a significant role in microbial evolution. It can accelerate the adaptation of an organism, it can generate new metabolic pathways and it can completely remodel an organism's genome. We examine 27 closely related genomes from the YESS group of gamma proteobacteria and a variety of four-taxon datasets from a diverse range of prokaryotes in order to explore the kinds of effects HGT has had on these organisms.
LONDON
0962-8436
10.1098/rstb.2009.0042
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