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05/01/2010 10:14 AM ID: 83959 Permalink   

First Evidence of Horizontal DNA Transfer From Parasite to Host

 

The first real evidence of horizontal transfer of specific DNA segments called transposons has been obtained by genome biologist Cédric Feschotte and postdoctoral researchers Clément Gilbert and Sarah Schaack. The findings will be published in the journal Nature.

Transposons are pieces of DNA that can replicate and change position within a genome, indicating that these horizontal transfers could have had potentially dramatic impacts on the evolution of many species, including mammals...and us.

The effects observed between a bug and a snail are intriguing, but how transposons can spread across a broad range of species is still a mystery. Almost half of the human genome is composed of transposons, emphasizing the findings´ potential import.

 
  Source: www.sciencedaily.com  
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  I suppose...  
 
...it might look better if Transposon in the title was replaced with DNA. Your call Admin :)
 
  by: tuogh     05/01/2010 10:25 AM     
  "including mammals...and us."  
 
the and us isn´t needed as we are mammals.
 
  by: Vash_the_Stampede     05/01/2010 01:07 PM     
  So  
 
... DNA from a spider could really be transferred to a young science student, is that what we´re talking about here?
 
  by: Ben_Reilly     05/01/2010 05:33 PM     
  ,.,.,  
   
  by: splicer   05/01/2010 08:16 PM     
  Wait...  
 
...we´re mammals?....
 
  by: tuogh     05/01/2010 08:21 PM     
  @ben  
 
:D
 
  by: VermiciousG     05/01/2010 08:43 PM     
  @Ben  
   
  by: Key2000     05/01/2010 09:44 PM     
  mitochondrial theories  
 
It was a theory that mitochondria was a form of symbiote with cellular hosts which eventually became inextricably bonded with one-another.
 
  by: redstain   05/02/2010 05:22 AM     
  Are there...  
 
...any nice looking female research scientists who would care to help me in a horizontal DNA transfer experiment? Come on folks, this is science.

(Sorry, I kinda had to since no one else had yet)

(Article is fascinating)
 
  by: spiggy   05/03/2010 02:37 PM     
 
 
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