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The scale and evolutionary significance of horizontal gene transfer in the choanoflagellate
Background It is generally agreed that horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is common in phagotrophic protists. However, the overall scale of HGT and the cumulative impact of acquired genes on the evolution of these organisms ...
Deep Sequencing Reveals Transcriptome Re-Programming of Cells to the Elicitation with Methyl Jasmonate
Background Plant cell culture represents an alternative source for producing high-value secondary metabolites including paclitaxel (Taxol®), which is mainly produced in Taxus and has been widely used in cancer chemotherapy. ...