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Plagiarized bacterial genes in the human book of life.

Abstract:

The initial analysis of the human genome draft sequence reveals that our 'book of life' is multi-authored. A small but significant proportion of our genes owes their heritage not to antecedent eukaryotes but instead to bacteria. The publicly funded Human Genome Project study indicates that about 0.5% of all human genes were copied into the genome from bacterial sources. Detailed sequence analyses point to these 'horizontal gene transfer' events having occurred relatively recently. So how did ...

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Journal:
Trends in genetics : TIG
Volume:
17
Issue:
5
Pages:
235-237
Publication date:
2001-05-05
DOI:
ISSN:
0168-9525
URN:
uuid:bd057aeb-bfe9-495a-af82-794f01d34f26
Source identifiers:
238049
Local pid:
pubs:238049
Language:
English
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