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Horizontal Gene Transfer in Microorganisms

Horizontal Gene Transfer in Microorganisms( )
Editor: Francino, M. Pilar
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Publisher:Caister Academic Press
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $319.00
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There is a growing awareness that horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is a highly significant phenomenon among single-celled organisms. The evolution of bacteria and archaea most often results from the acquisition of new genes through horizontal transfer rather than by modification of vertically inherited genes. Horizontal or lateral gene transfer is a major factor in the spread of bacterial antibiotic resistance and other adaptive traits of microorganisms and is particularly significant in...
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