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Widespread impact of horizontal gene transfer on plant colonization of land
In complex multicellular eukaryotes such as animals and plants, horizontal gene transfer is commonly considered rare with very limited evolutionary significance. Here we show that horizontal gene transfer is a dynamic ...
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 ...