[Taxacom] Surprise from a whole-genome study
jgrehan at sciencebuff.org
Tue Oct 26 14:11:32 CDT 2010
I guess it's the specifics of these that need to be explained to me.
Maybe there is a paper out there that presents the evidence for how such
sequences are recognized as viral derivatives rather than convergences.
I would be interested. John
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>I admit to being very ignorant of the research basis for recognizing
lateral gene transfer. Out of curiosity, what is the evidence that a
genetic sequences is derived from another organism rather than
representing a convergent development?
gene structure I think, syntheny, different evolutionary rates (not sure
about this one), different codon-usage or nucleotide frequencies, etc.
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