News tagged with gene transfers

Bacteria may readily swap beneficial genes

(PhysOrg.com) -- Much as people can exchange information instantaneously in the digital age, bacteria associated with humans and their livestock appear to freely and rapidly exchange genetic material related to human disease ...

dateOct 31, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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It's not who you are, but what you do

(PhysOrg.com) -- When you're a tiny creature in a vast ocean it pays to hang out with the right crowd, regardless of whether they are related to you or not, a new study into the amazingly diverse world of marine microbes ...

dateAug 09, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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