Lateral Gene Transfer and Its Effects on Microbial Diversity

Yan and Tania recently published a book chapter in the Encyclopedia of Metagenomics entitled "Lateral gene transfer and microbial diversity," with co-author Dr. Rebecca Case, also from the Department of Biological Sciences. The chapter discusses the processes involved in lateral gene transfer, the acquisition of genetic material from individuals that are not an organism's direct cellular parent, and their consequences on the diversity of microbial populations.

Generating genetic diversity in bacteria and archaea (from Nasreen et al., 2013)