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Inter-Kingdom Horizontal DNA Transfer in All Directions: Infectious Bacteria Evolve by Acquiring Protein Domains From Eukaryotic Hosts

James A. Shapiro | Posted 01.06.2013 | Science
James A. Shapiro

Earlier blogs have covered horizontal DNA transfer between bacteria and from bacteria and fungi to animals. This blog will present some of the evidence for horizontal transfer in the reverse direction: DNA acquisition by infectious bacteria from eukaryotic hosts.