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Widespread of horizontal gene transfer in the human genome

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Genomics, April 2017
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Title
Widespread of horizontal gene transfer in the human genome
Published in
BMC Genomics, April 2017
DOI 10.1186/s12864-017-3649-y
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Wenze Huang, Lillian Tsai, Yulong Li, Nan Hua, Chen Sun, Chaochun Wei

Abstract

A fundamental concept in biology is that heritable material is passed from parents to offspring, a process called vertical gene transfer. An alternative mechanism of gene acquisition is through horizontal gene transfer (HGT), which involves movement of genetic materials between different species. Horizontal gene transfer has been found prevalent in prokaryotes but very rare in eukaryote. In this paper, we investigate horizontal gene transfer in the human genome. From the pair-wise alignments between human genome and 53 vertebrate genomes, 1,467 human genome regions (2.6 M bases) from all chromosomes were found to be more conserved with non-mammals than with most mammals. These human genome regions involve 642 known genes, which are enriched with ion binding. Compared to known horizontal gene transfer regions in the human genome, there were few overlapping regions, which indicated horizontal gene transfer is more common than we expected in the human genome. Horizontal gene transfer impacts hundreds of human genes and this study provided insight into potential mechanisms of HGT in the human genome.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Chile 1 2%
Unknown 53 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 22%
Researcher 9 17%
Student > Bachelor 8 15%
Student > Master 7 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 9 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 13 24%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 13 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 7%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 7%
Arts and Humanities 2 4%
Other 8 15%
Unknown 10 19%

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