In article <Pine.A22.214.171.1240515115038.18425A-100000 at umabnet.ab.umd.edu> Rob Powell <rpowell at umabnet.ab.umd.edu> writes:
>We have come across/developed a method which allows the direct transfer of
>DNA sequences from invasive intracellular prokaryotes to animal cells. Our
>What I wondered was if there is any evidence (theoretical or otherwise) to
>suggest that there has been/is horizontal DNA transfer between
>prokaryotes and animals. I am aware of examples such as Agrobacterium and
>Rhizobium in the plant kingdom but of no examples from animals/higher
How bout retroviruses and oncogenes?
Mark E. Siddall "I don't mind a parasite...
mes at vims.edu I object to a cut-rate one"
Virginia Inst. Marine Sci. - Rick
Gloucester Point, VA, 23062