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Demystifying Eukaryote Lateral Gene Transfer
UPF, CSIC, Inst Evolutionary Biol, Barcelona, Spain.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Molecular Evolution. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Science and Technology, Biology, Department of Cell and Molecular Biology, Molecular Evolution. Uppsala University, Science for Life Laboratory, SciLifeLab.
Dalhousie Univ, Ctr Comparat Genom & Evolutionary Bioinformat, Dept Biochem & Mol Biol, Halifax, NS, Canada.
2018 (English)In: Bioessays, ISSN 0265-9247, E-ISSN 1521-1878, Vol. 40, no 5, article id 1700242Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In a recent BioEssays paper [W. F. Martin, BioEssays 2017, 39, 1700115], William Martin sharply criticizes evolutionary interpretations that involve lateral gene transfer (LGT) into eukaryotic genomes. Most published examples of LGTs in eukaryotes, he suggests, are in fact contaminants, ancestral genes that have been lost from other extant lineages, or the result of artefactual phylogenetic inferences. Martin argues that, except for transfers that occurred from endosymbiotic organelles, eukaryote LGT is insignificant. Here, in reviewing this field, we seek to correct some of the misconceptions presented therein with regard to the evidence for LGT in eukaryotes.

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2018. Vol. 40, no 5, article id 1700242
Keywords [en]
eukaryote genomes, horizontal gene transfer, lateral gene transfer
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Evolutionary Biology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-353361DOI: 10.1002/bies.201700242ISI: 000430463500006PubMedID: 29543982OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-353361DiVA, id: diva2:1217086
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EU, European Research Council, ERC-2012-Co-616960]EU, Horizon 2020, 704263]Available from: 2018-06-12 Created: 2018-06-12 Last updated: 2018-06-12Bibliographically approved

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