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Unformatted text preview: within a cell, so that one form can develop a different function, inside the same organism Homologous, on the other hand, implies the same gene function in different species These gene phylogies can be misleading if lateral gene transfer has occurred Phylogenic diagram showing lateral gene transfer o We cant just think about the genes that are inherited from parent cells the genes that microbes pick up from other microbes by lateral transfer is also prominent its a way of rapidly acquiring new traits It has big implications for the evolution of these organisms, particularly with antibiotic resistance. o Detecting horizontal transfers Not all genes are easily transferred...
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2012 for the course MCB MCB2010 taught by Professor Smith during the Fall '09 term at Broward College.
- Fall '09