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#1 PandaCreamPuff



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Posted 18 November 2010 - 09:21 AM

Hi everyone

I am currently getting my head around some concepts regarding horizontal gene transfer. The following paper looked at recombinational events and have identified an "x" number of gene transfers:


They then address that a big proportion of the recombination breakpoints corresponds to "gene borders," suggesting that both inter and intra species recombination take place.

My question is that what does a "gene border" mean in this sense? Does it relate to sequences bordering homologies to two different species in nucleotide sequences?

Thank you so much

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