DNA Traffic in the Environment (Hardcover)

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DNA Traffic in the Environment (Hardcover)

By Hiromi Nishida (Editor), Taku Oshima (Editor)

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This book comprehensively discusses our current understanding of the role and biological mechanisms of horizontal transfer of genetic elements in the environment, which has been important in the evolution of prokaryotes (archaea and bacteria).

Horizontal transfer of genetic elements generates variations of prokaryotes and their genomes. Comparative studies of genomes revealed that it frequently occurred during archaeal and bacterial evolution. The book introduces a variety of studies related to horizontal gene transfer, gene silencing, plasmids, phages, transposons, and the emergence of microbes that degrade man-made xenobiotics and have antimicrobial resistance. Written by leading researchers in DNA traffic, the book is a valuable guide to horizontal transfer for both young scientists and experts in the field.

Hiromi Nishida is a Professor at Toyama Prefectural University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 1995. He has an interest in the evolution of microorganisms and their genomes and his field of expertise includes microbiology, bioinformatics, and microbial genomics. He has published over 90 papers. Taku Oshima is an Associate Professor at Toyama Prefectural University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 1997. His field of expertise is microbial genomics.
Product Details ISBN: 9789811334108
ISBN-10: 9811334102
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: March 6th, 2019
Pages: 278
Language: English