horz xfer, prok to animal

Mark Siddall mes at zoo.toronto.edu
Tue May 16 23:59:53 EST 1995

In article <Pine.A32.3.91.950515115038.18425A-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

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