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Horizontal gene transfer in plants

Overview of attention for article published in Functional & Integrative Genomics, October 2013
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Horizontal gene transfer in plants
Published in
Functional & Integrative Genomics, October 2013
DOI 10.1007/s10142-013-0345-0
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Caihua Gao, Xiaodong Ren, Annaliese S. Mason, Honglei Liu, Meili Xiao, Jiana Li, Donghui Fu


Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) describes the transmission of genetic material across species boundaries. HGT often occurs in microbic and eukaryotic genomes. However, the pathways by which HGTs occur in multicellular eukaryotes, especially in plants, are not well understood. We systematically summarized more than ten possible pathways for HGT. The intimate contact which frequently occurs in parasitism, symbiosis, pathogen, epiphyte, entophyte, and grafting interactions could promote HGTs between two species. Besides these direct transfer methods, genes can be exchanged with a vector as a bridge: possible vectors include pollen, fungi, bacteria, viruses, viroids, plasmids, transposons, and insects. HGT, especially when involving horizontal transfer of transposable elements, is recognized as a significant force propelling genomic variation and biological innovation, playing an important functional and evolutionary role in both eukaryotic and prokaryotic genomes. We proposed possible mechanisms by which HGTs can occur, which is useful in understanding the genetic information exchange among distant species or distant cellular components.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 6 2%
United States 5 1%
Germany 4 1%
United Kingdom 3 <1%
Mexico 3 <1%
Canada 3 <1%
New Zealand 3 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Philippines 2 <1%
Other 11 3%
Unknown 314 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 81 23%
Researcher 78 22%
Student > Master 54 15%
Student > Bachelor 42 12%
Professor 22 6%
Other 79 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 254 71%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 45 13%
Unspecified 26 7%
Environmental Science 10 3%
Computer Science 5 1%
Other 16 4%

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