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Trends Genet. 1991 Jun;7(6):181-5.

Genetics of gene transfer between species.

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Laboratory of Microbial Structure and Function, NIAID, NIH, Rocky Mountain Laboratories, Hamilton, MT 59840.

Abstract

Bacteria transfer genetic information to members of at least three of the five biological kingdoms. Gene transfer between species may play the same role as sex between members of a single species, providing genetic diversity and material for repair of genomic damage.

PMID:
2068792
DOI:
10.1016/0168-9525(91)90433-q
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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