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Horizontal gene transfer in humans?

gene transfer in eukaryotes Gene transfer in eukaryotes may come in the form of mitosis or meiosis. However, horizontal gene transfer, to my knowledge, does not occur in euks. Horizontal gene transfer is when a cell's DNA is transferred to… Full Answer

What is a xenologue?

A xenologue (also xenolog) is a gene sequence in which similar sequences can be found in different species, due to horizontal gene transfer.

Are there beneficial viruses?

Yes, in a way. Some viruses can induce immunity, in a person exposed to them, to other, more dangerous viruses. For example, exposure to cowpox, which was seldom deadly and not particularly contagious, historically made people immune to smallpox, which… Full Answer

How GMO's developed?

Genetic modification involves the insertion or deletion of genes. When genes are inserted, they usually come from a different species, which is a form of horizontal gene transfer. In nature this can occur when exogenous DNA penetrates the cell membrane… Full Answer