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Bayesian analysis of congruence of core genes in Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus and implications on horizontal gene transfer

Matzke, Nicholas; Shih, Patrick M.; Kerfeld, Cheryl

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It is often suggested that horizontal gene transfer is so ubiquitous in microbes that the concept of a phylogenetic tree representing the pattern of vertical inheritance is oversimplified or even positively misleading. “Universal proteins” have been used to infer the organismal phylogeny, but have been criticized as being only the “tree of one percent.” Currently, few options exist for those wishing to rigorously assess how well a universal protein phylogeny, based on a relative handful of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/153436
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085103

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