Special Issue "Horizontal Gene Transfer and the Last Universal Common Ancestor"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2014)
Dr. Sohan Jheeta (Website)
NoR HGT & LUCA*, 1 Scott Hall Crescent, Leeds, LS7 3RB, UK
Interests: origins of life; astrobiology
Horizontal gene transfer is an important process in modern biological systems, resulting in the spread of resistance genes among pathogens, and even gene sets for metabolic processes. There is also good evidence for ancient horizontal gene transfer events, indicating that the evolutionary history of genes within genomes is best understood in terms of networks. This Special Issue invites contributions that consider the extent to which horizontal gene transfer contributed to the early evolution of life on Earth.Dr. Sohan Jheeta
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- gene transfer
- horizontal gene transfer
- lateral gene transfer
- phylogenetic reconstruction
- tree of life
- molecular phylogeny
- membrane vesicle transfer