Horizontal gene transfer : genomes in flux / edited by Maria Boekels Gogarten, Johann Peter Gogarten and Lorraine Olendzenski.

Contributor(s): Gogarten, Maria Boekels, 1955- | Gogarten, J. Peter | Olendzenski, Lorraine
Material type: TextTextSeries: Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.): v. 532.; Springer protocols (Series): Publisher: New York : Humana Press, ©2009Description: 1 online resource (xix, 551 pages) : illustrationsContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781603278539; 1603278532Subject(s): Transgenic organisms | Genetic transformation | Genomes | Gene Transfer, Horizontal | Recombination, Genetic | Genetic Phenomena | Phenomena and Processes | Genetic transformation | Genomes | Transgenic organisms | Genetics | Biology | Health & Biological Sciences | gentransfer | gene transfer | genomen | genomes | fylogenetica | phylogenetics | microorganisms | bacteria | plasmiden | plasmids | evolutionaire genetica | evolutionary genetics | Molecular Biology (General) | Moleculaire biologie (algemeen)Genre/Form: Electronic books. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Horizontal gene transfer.DDC classification: 572.8/77 LOC classification: QH448.4Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Gene transfer: who benefits? / L. Olendzenski and J.P. Gogarten -- Defining the mobilome / J.L. Siefert -- The interplay of homologous recombination and horizontal gene transfer in bacterial speciation / J.G. Lawrence and A.C. Retchless -- Epistemological impacts of horizontal gene transfer on classification in microbiology / E. Bapteste and Y. Boucher -- Persistence mechanisms of conjugative plasmids / M.I. Bahl, L.H. Hansen and S.J. Sorensen -- The integron/gene cassette system: an active player in bacterial adaptation / M. Labbate, R.J. Case and H.W. Stokes -- Ancient gene transfer as a tool in phylogenetic reconstruction / J. Huang and J.P. Gogarten -- The tree of life viewed through the contents of genomes / C.H. House -- Horizontal gene transfer and the evolution of methanogenic pathways / G. Fournier -- Genome acquisition in horizontal gene transfer: symbiogenesis and macromolecular sequence analysis / L. Margulis -- Detection and quantitative assessment of horizontal gene transfer / O. Zhaxybayeva -- Composition-based methods to identify horizontal gene transfer / D. Cortez [and others] -- Testing phylogenetic methods to identify horizontal gene transfer / M. Poptsova -- Untangling hybrid phylogenetic signals: horizontal gene transfer and artifacts of phylogenetic reconstruction / R.G. Beiko and M.A. Ragan -- Construction and use of flow cytometry optimized plasmid-sensor strains / M.I. Bahl [and others] -- Experimental evolution of an essential Bacillus gene in an E. coli host / M. Larios-Sanz and M. Travisano -- Mass action models describing extant horizontal transfer of plasmids: inferences and parameter sensitivities / B.F. Smets and L. Lardon -- Interdomain transfers of sugar transporters overcome barriers to gene expression / K.M. Noll and K. Thirangoon -- The role of horizontal gene transfer in photosynthesis, oxygen production, and oxygen tolerance / J. Raymond -- Horizontal gene transfer in cyanobacterial signature genes / S. Yerrapragada, J.L. Siefert and G.E. Fox -- Population genomics and the bacterial species concept / M.A. Riley and M. Lizotte-Waniewski -- A critique of prokaryotic species concepts / R.T. Papke -- What antimicrobial resistance has taught us about horizontal gene transfer / M. Barlow -- Potential for horizontal gene transfer in microbial communities of the terrestrial subsurface / J.M. Coombs -- Horizontal gene transfer and mobile genetic elements in marine systems / P.A. Sobecky and T.H. Hazen -- Horizontal gene transfer in metal and radionuclide contaminated soils / P.A. Sobecky and J.M. Coombs -- Horizontal gene transfer between microbial eukaryotes / J.O. Andersson -- Horizontal gene transfer in eukaryotic parasites: a case study of Entamoeba histolytica and Trichomonas vaginalis / U.C. Alsmark [and others] -- Role of horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of photosynthetic eukaryotes and their plastids / P.J. Keeling -- Role of horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of plant parasitism among nematodes / M. Mitreva, G. Smant and J. Helder.
Summary: Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) events encompass processes as varied as the exchange of genetic material between microbes coexisting in the same environment, between symbiotic bacteria and their eukaryotic hosts, and the evolution of organelles by symbiosis, in which whole genomes are acquired. In Horizontal Gene Transfer: Genomes in Flux, expert researchers contribute an overview of HGT concepts as well as specific case histories that highlight the most current progress to inspire future work. Divided into three sections, the volume begins with an overview of terminology, concepts and the implications of HGT on current evolutionary thought and philosophy, and continues with methods involving computer and bioinformatics analyses of genomic data as well as molecular biology techniques for identifying, quantifying, and differentiating instances of HGT. A section of case studies follows, which provides detailed accounts of how HGT has shaped evolution across the diversity of organisms and organismal lineages. As a volume of the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, this work provides the kind of detailed description and implementation advice that is crucial for getting optimal results. Cutting-edge and thoroughly detailed, Horizontal Gene Transfer: Genomes in Flux examines how HGT has contributed to genome evolution and how understanding HGT impacts our ability to accurately reconstruct and comprehend the web-like evolutionary history in order to aid scientists in furthering their own research.
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Gene transfer: who benefits? / L. Olendzenski and J.P. Gogarten -- Defining the mobilome / J.L. Siefert -- The interplay of homologous recombination and horizontal gene transfer in bacterial speciation / J.G. Lawrence and A.C. Retchless -- Epistemological impacts of horizontal gene transfer on classification in microbiology / E. Bapteste and Y. Boucher -- Persistence mechanisms of conjugative plasmids / M.I. Bahl, L.H. Hansen and S.J. Sorensen -- The integron/gene cassette system: an active player in bacterial adaptation / M. Labbate, R.J. Case and H.W. Stokes -- Ancient gene transfer as a tool in phylogenetic reconstruction / J. Huang and J.P. Gogarten -- The tree of life viewed through the contents of genomes / C.H. House -- Horizontal gene transfer and the evolution of methanogenic pathways / G. Fournier -- Genome acquisition in horizontal gene transfer: symbiogenesis and macromolecular sequence analysis / L. Margulis -- Detection and quantitative assessment of horizontal gene transfer / O. Zhaxybayeva -- Composition-based methods to identify horizontal gene transfer / D. Cortez [and others] -- Testing phylogenetic methods to identify horizontal gene transfer / M. Poptsova -- Untangling hybrid phylogenetic signals: horizontal gene transfer and artifacts of phylogenetic reconstruction / R.G. Beiko and M.A. Ragan -- Construction and use of flow cytometry optimized plasmid-sensor strains / M.I. Bahl [and others] -- Experimental evolution of an essential Bacillus gene in an E. coli host / M. Larios-Sanz and M. Travisano -- Mass action models describing extant horizontal transfer of plasmids: inferences and parameter sensitivities / B.F. Smets and L. Lardon -- Interdomain transfers of sugar transporters overcome barriers to gene expression / K.M. Noll and K. Thirangoon -- The role of horizontal gene transfer in photosynthesis, oxygen production, and oxygen tolerance / J. Raymond -- Horizontal gene transfer in cyanobacterial signature genes / S. Yerrapragada, J.L. Siefert and G.E. Fox -- Population genomics and the bacterial species concept / M.A. Riley and M. Lizotte-Waniewski -- A critique of prokaryotic species concepts / R.T. Papke -- What antimicrobial resistance has taught us about horizontal gene transfer / M. Barlow -- Potential for horizontal gene transfer in microbial communities of the terrestrial subsurface / J.M. Coombs -- Horizontal gene transfer and mobile genetic elements in marine systems / P.A. Sobecky and T.H. Hazen -- Horizontal gene transfer in metal and radionuclide contaminated soils / P.A. Sobecky and J.M. Coombs -- Horizontal gene transfer between microbial eukaryotes / J.O. Andersson -- Horizontal gene transfer in eukaryotic parasites: a case study of Entamoeba histolytica and Trichomonas vaginalis / U.C. Alsmark [and others] -- Role of horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of photosynthetic eukaryotes and their plastids / P.J. Keeling -- Role of horizontal gene transfer in the evolution of plant parasitism among nematodes / M. Mitreva, G. Smant and J. Helder.

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Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) events encompass processes as varied as the exchange of genetic material between microbes coexisting in the same environment, between symbiotic bacteria and their eukaryotic hosts, and the evolution of organelles by symbiosis, in which whole genomes are acquired. In Horizontal Gene Transfer: Genomes in Flux, expert researchers contribute an overview of HGT concepts as well as specific case histories that highlight the most current progress to inspire future work. Divided into three sections, the volume begins with an overview of terminology, concepts and the implications of HGT on current evolutionary thought and philosophy, and continues with methods involving computer and bioinformatics analyses of genomic data as well as molecular biology techniques for identifying, quantifying, and differentiating instances of HGT. A section of case studies follows, which provides detailed accounts of how HGT has shaped evolution across the diversity of organisms and organismal lineages. As a volume of the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, this work provides the kind of detailed description and implementation advice that is crucial for getting optimal results. Cutting-edge and thoroughly detailed, Horizontal Gene Transfer: Genomes in Flux examines how HGT has contributed to genome evolution and how understanding HGT impacts our ability to accurately reconstruct and comprehend the web-like evolutionary history in order to aid scientists in furthering their own research.

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