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J Bacteriol. 2009 Mar;191(6):1974-8. doi: 10.1128/JB.01448-08. Epub 2009 Jan 5.

The genome of Thermosipho africanus TCF52B: lateral genetic connections to the Firmicutes and Archaea.

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  • 1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. nesbo@ualberta.ca

Abstract

Lateral gene transfers (LGT) (also called horizontal gene transfers) have been a major force shaping the Thermosipho africanus TCF52B genome, whose sequence we describe here. Firmicutes emerge as the principal LGT partner. Twenty-six percent of phylogenetic trees suggest LGT with this group, while 13% of the open reading frames indicate LGT with Archaea.

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