Lateral Gene Transfer in Evolution

Editors: Gophna, Uri (Ed.)

  • Focuses on the spectrum of adaptive innovations generated by Lateral Gene Transfer in evolution
  • Looks at the genomic, metabolic and ecological levels
  • Examines the integration of new genes into existing networks
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Although the phenomenon of lateral gene transfer has been known since the 1940's, it was the genomics era that has really revealed the extent and many facets of this evolutionary/genetic phenomenon. Even in the early 2000s with but a handful of genomes available it became clear that the nature of microorganisms is full of genetic exchange between lineages that are sometimes far apart. The years following this saw an explosion of genomic data, which shook the "tree of life" and also raised doubts about the most appropriate species concepts for prokaryotes. This book attempts to represent the many-fold contributions of LGT to the evolution of micro and, to an extent, macro-organisms by focusing on the areas where the Editor felt it had the largest impact: metabolic innovations and adaptations and speciation.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Lateral Gene Transfer and the Synthesis of Thymidine

    Levin, Itay (et al.)

    Pages 3-14

  • Lateral Gene Transfer and the Evolution of Photosynthesis in Eukaryotes

    Slamovits, Claudio H. (et al.)

    Pages 15-53

  • On the Eco-Evolutionary Relationships of Fresh and Salt Water Bacteria and the Role of Gene Transfer in Their Adaptation

    Walsh, David A (et al.)

    Pages 55-77

  • Mobilized Integrons: Team Players in the Spread of Antibiotic Resistance Genes

    Martinez, Elena (et al.)

    Pages 79-103

  • Rumen Plasmids

    Brown Kav, Aya (et al.)

    Pages 105-120

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lateral Gene Transfer in Evolution
Editors
  • Uri Gophna
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4614-7780-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4614-7780-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4614-7779-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8661-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 294
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