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Weird Organism Points To 'Fourth Domain' Of Life

natureheader | Ed Yong | Posted 07.20.2013 | Science

The organism was initially called NLF, for “new life form”. Jean-Michel Claverie and Chantal Abergel, evolutionary biologists at Aix-Marseille Uni...

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.