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Methods Mol Biol. 2009;532:195-213. doi: 10.1007/978-1-60327-853-9_11.

Detection and quantitative assessment of horizontal gene transfer.

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  • Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, Canada.

Abstract

This chapter discusses the pros and cons of the existing computational methods for the detection of horizontal (or lateral) gene transfer and highlights the genome-wide studies utilizing these methods. The impact of horizontal gene transfer (HGT) on prokaryote genome evolution is discussed.

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