Some Like it HOT: Horizontal Operon Transfer

Amelia R.I. Lindsey, Irene L.G. Newton

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While horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is well documented in bacteria, the role and frequency of HGT across eukaryotes remains poorly understood. Kominek et al. identified a horizontal operon transfer (HOT) event, with clear evidence for selection to facilitate gene expression, that has allowed a group of yeasts to scavenge iron using bacterially derived genes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1243-1245
Number of pages3
Issue number6
StatePublished - Mar 7 2019
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease ( R21 AI121849 and R21 AI137918 to I.L.G.N.).

Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 Elsevier Inc.


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