Bacterial evolution: bacteria play pass the gene.
- DNA transfer between related bacterial species is enhanced by species-specific uptake sequences. These sequences have been used to identify genes that have been transferred from Haemophilus to Neisseria, providing a clear example of interspecific transfer of DNA in the evolution of the pathogenic Neisseria.
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