One Species' Genome Discovered Inside Another's

Jonathan Sherwood, University of Rochester

According to this online article, scientists have discovered a copy of the genome of the bacterial parasite Wolbachia residing inside the genome of its host species. It explains that lateral gene transfer may happen much more frequently than previously believed. The article includes a discussion of the research with downloadable high-resolution images and a video of Professor Jack Werren describing the results.

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Subject: Biology:Evolution:Processes, Biology:Microbiology, Biology, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Molecular Biology, Evolution, Ecology, Ecology:Symbiotic Relations
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations
Grade Level: General Public, Graduate/Professional, College Lower (13-14), High School (9-12), College Upper (15-16)