Parasite Invades Its Host's DNA

Nicholas Bakalar, Discover

Number 73 out of the top 100 science stories of 2007, this article highlights the ability of Wolbachia bacteria to transfer nearly their entire genome into the cells of a multicellular host. The article offers an overview of the related research as well as a link to the primary literature.

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Subject: Biology, Evolution, Microbiology, Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: General Public, High School (9-12), Middle (6-8)Keyword: lateral gene transfer