Horizontal gene transfer from Bacteria to rumen Ciliates indicates adaptation to their anaerobic, carbohydrates-rich environment

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Takenaka Akio; Nsabimana Eli; Newbold Charles J; Nelson Nancy; Nagamine Takafumi; McIntosh Freda M; Michalowski Tadeusz; Mitsumori Makoto; Macheboeuf Didier; Jouany Jean-Pierre; Dutilh Bas E; McEwan Neil R; Ricard Guénola; Thomas Nadine A; Ushida Kazunari; Hackstein Johannes HP; Huynen Martijn A;
(2006)

<p>Abstract</p> <p>Background</p> <p>The horizontal transfer of expressed genes from Bacteria into Ciliates which live in close contact with each other in the rumen (the foregut of ruminants) was studied using ciliate Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs). More than 4000 ESTs ... View more
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