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Horizontal gene transfer between Wolbachia and the mosquito Aedes aegypti.

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BACKGROUND: The evolutionary importance of horizontal gene transfer (HGT) from Wolbachia endosymbiotic bacteria to their eukaryotic hosts is a topic of considerable interest and debate. Recent transfers of genome fragments from Wolbachia into insect chromosomes have been reported, but it has been argued that these fragments may be on an evolutionary trajectory to degradation and loss. RESULTS: We have discovered a case of HGT, involving two adjacent genes, between the genomes of Wolbachia an...

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10.1186/1471-2164-10-33

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University of Oxford
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MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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University of Oxford
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University of Oxford
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MPLS
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Zoology
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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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BioMed Central Publisher's website
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BMC genomics Journal website
Volume:
10
Issue:
1
Pages:
Article no. 33
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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1471-2164
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1471-2164
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163865

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