Mobile gene cassettes: A fundamental resource for bacterial evolution

Univ Chicago Press
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The American Naturalist, 2004, 164 (1), pp. 1 - 12
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Horizontal gene transfer increases genetic diversity in prokaryotes to a degree not allowed by the limitations of reproduction by binary fission. The integron/gene cassette system is one of the most recently characterized examples of a system that facili
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