Assessing the probability of detection of horizontal gene transfer events in bacterial populations

Experimental approaches to identify horizontal gene transfer (HGT) events of non-mobile DNA in bacteria have typically relied on detection of the initial transformants or their immediate offspring. However, rare HGT events occurring in large and structured populations are unlikely to be detected in...

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Main Authors: Jeffrey P. Townsend, Thomas eBøhn, Kaare Magne Nielsen
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Frontiers Media S.A. 2012-02-01
Series:Frontiers in Microbiology
Subjects:
GMO
Online Access:http://journal.frontiersin.org/Journal/10.3389/fmicb.2012.00027/full