Search for dissertations about: "horizontal gene transfer"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 55 swedish dissertations containing the words horizontal gene transfer.

  1. 1. Horizontal gene transfer in plants - The story of PgiC2

    Author : Pernilla Vallenback; Biologiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; plant genetics; Festuca ovina; PgiC; Horizontal gene transfer;

    Abstract : Sheep's fescue, Festuca ovina, is a common grass found all over Eurasia. In populations in southern Sweden some individuals were found to have two copies of the gene for cytoplasmic phosphoglucose isomerase, PgiC. READ MORE

  2. 2. Evolutionary Dynamics of Mutation and Gene Transfer in Bacteria

    Author : Peter A Lind; Dan I Andersson; J. Arjan G. M. de Visser; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; fitness cost; bacterial evolution; gene amplification; mutational biases; GC content; synonymous substitutions; horizontal gene transfer; experimental evolution; Bacteriology; Bakteriologi; Microbiology; Mikrobiologi; Genetics; Genetik; Biology; Biologi; Mikrobiologi; Microbiology;

    Abstract : The study of bacterial evolution is fundamental for addressing current problems of antibiotic resistance and emerging infectious diseases and lays a solid foundation for successful and rational design in biotechnology and synthetic biology. The main aim of this thesis is to test evolutionary hypotheses, largely based on theoretical considerations and sequence analysis, by designing scenarios in a laboratory setting to obtain experimental data. READ MORE

  3. 3. Horizontal gene transfer by uptake of apoptotic bodies

    Author : Anna Bergsmedh; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : Horizontal gene transfer; genomic instability; apoptosis; phagocytosis;

    Abstract : In adults as well as during embryogenesis, apoptosis plays a key role in the elimination of cells in multicellular organisms. Apoptosis is important for the maintenance of tissue homeostasis. It is also of importance in tumor development, where tumor cells die by apoptosis due to low levels of oxygen and nutrients. READ MORE

  4. 4. Using Trees to Capture Reticulate Evolution : Lateral Gene Transfers and Cancer Progression

    Author : Ali Tofigh; Jens Lagergren; Mike Steel; KTH; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURAL SCIENCES; Lateral Gene Tranfer; Horizontal Gene Transfer; Cancer Progression; Bioinformatics; Bioinformatik; Computer science; Datalogi;

    Abstract : The historic relationship of species and genes are traditionally depicted using trees. However, not all evolutionary histories are adequately captured by bifurcating processes and an increasing amount of research is devoted towards using networks or network-like structures to capture evolutionary history. READ MORE

  5. 5. Hidden Diversity Revealed : Genomic, Transcriptomic and Functional Studies of Diplomonads

    Author : Jon Jerlström-Hultqvist; Staffan Svärd; Adrian Hehl; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; NATURVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Giardia intestinalis; Spironucleus salmonicida; Spironucleus barkhanus; intestinal parasite; hydrogenosome; mitosome; lateral gene transfer; horizontal gene transfer; diplomonad; metamonad; sexual recombination; transfection; protein complex purification; Biology with specialization in Evolutionary Organismal Biology; Biologi med inriktning mot evolutionär organismbiologi; Biologi med inriktning mot mikrobiologi; Biology with specialization in Microbiology; Biology with specialization in Molecular Biology; Biologi med inriktning mot molekylärbiologi; Biologi med inriktning mot molekylär evolution; Biology with specialization in Molecular Evolution;

    Abstract : The diplomonads are a diverse group of eukaryotic microbes found in oxygen limited environments such as the intestine of animals were they may cause severe disease. Among them, the prominent human parasite Giardia intestinalis non-invasively colonizes the small intestine of humans and animals where it induces the gastrointestinal disease giardiasis. READ MORE