Gene and genome trees conflict at many levels.

James Mcinerney, Leanne S Haggerty, Fergal J Martin, David A Fitzpatrick, James O McInerney

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
    Volume364
    Issue number1527
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2009

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