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A Molecular Study of Microbe Transfer between Distant Environments

D. Hooper, Sean; Raes, Jeroen; U. Foerstner, Konrad; D. Harrington, Eoghan; Dalevi, Daniel; Bork, Peer;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: Figshare
Abstract
<div><p>Background</p><p>Environments and their organic content are generally not static and isolated, but in a constant state of exchange and interaction with each other. Through physical or biological processes, organisms, especially microbes, may be transferred between environments whose characteristics may be quite different. The transferred microbes may not survive in their new environment, but their DNA will be deposited. In this study, we compare two environmental sequencing projects to find molecular evidence of transfer of microbes over vast geographical distances.</p><p>Methodology</p><p>By studying synonymous nucleotide composition, oligomer frequency...
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free text keywords: Microbiology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Evolutionary Biology, Ecology, Developmental Biology, Cancer, 110309 Infectious Diseases, 60506 Virology, Computational Biology, 59999 Environmental Sciences not elsewhere classified, Distant Environments Background Environments, microbe, metagenomics data, Microbe Transfer, novel gene functions, Baas-Becking hypothesis, findings support, sequencing projects, DNA, oligomer frequency, nucleotide composition, gene transfer, phylogenetic mappings, trace amounts, population sizes, Molecular Study
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