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New research on horizontal transfer —
Horizontal Transfer of a Plant Transposon —
freely available online today.


I would like to draw your attention to a new paper that is published today in the journal PLoS Biology - Horizontal Transfer of a Plant Transposon by Xianmin Diao, Michael Freeling, Damon Lisch (U.C. Berkeley).

The authors present their discovery of the horizontal transfer of a segment of nuclear DNA containing transposon-related sequence between millet and rice.

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