Category: horizontal gene transfer

Today in horizontal gene transfer: Ferns adapted to low light via HGT

Researcher: We’re actually seeing more and more incidence of horizontal gene transfer in plants. more

Permian extinction caused by methane-producing microbes?

In this model, a key role was played by horizontal gene transfer. more

New challenge to Darwinism? Further to “Scientists, shut up and …

It sounds like Louis is trying to conjure the rabbits from the hat with math around variation rather than with selection. It doesn’t work, of course, but it’s a change from the usual. more

What “quote mining” really means to today’s followers of Darwin

Such quotations are a thought crime because they imply that, in relation to Darwinism, facts matter. No. Darwinism is there to tell you when facts matter and when they don’t. You didn’t evolve in such a way as to know that for yourself. more

HGT: Flowering plant genome captures four entire genomes

Remember when some claimed that horizontal gene transfer was a minor — exceedingly minor — player in evolution, rarely happened? more

Do you ever get tired of filling Darwin’s waste basket?

Researchers: “What distinguishes this “conversation” is that the haloarchaea of Deep Lake exchange the information of DNA not just between species but among distinct genera, and moreover in huge tranches” more

Bdelloid rotifer uses horizontal gene transfer (HGT), dispenses with sex

At least 8 percent of the rotifer’s genes, more than in any other animal, are likely to have been acquired by HGT. more

A way evolution can happen—that is, how information gets shared

One bacterium can share multiple segments of DNA at once to fellow species members more

Lateral gene transfer from bacteria to humans?

LGT could raise merry hay with Darwinian attempts to postdict the history of life using Darwin’s natural selection alone. more

Why horizontal gene transfer is bad news for Darwinism

It disrupts a key thought pattern: How does Darwin explain this? The correct answer is, he doesn’t. more

Never mind horizontal gene transfer, now the rap is horizontal gene THEFT

“… they found 49 genes transcribed by the parasite, accounting for 2% of their total transcriptome, which originally belonged to the host. ” more

Hundreds of types of bacteria in 4 million-year-old cave can fight off antibiotics

“Many microbiologists therefore suspect that nonpathogenic bacteria are acting as a vast pool of ancient resistance genes waiting to be transferred to pathogenic bacteria.” more

Darwinists try to come to terms with horizontal gene transfer

Where bacteria mutate simply by sharing genes, not by Darwinian struggle, survival of the fittest, etc. more

Horizontal gene transfer: Gene from bacteria lets beetle feed only on coffee beans

Non-Darwinian evolution: “Cases of ecologically significant HGT in eukaryotes are starting to pile up, …” more

So evolution can happen, only it’s not Darwinism?

“There is no host-parasite relationship between these plants, which is usually when we see this kind of gene movement.” more

Horizontal gene transfer: Whole chloroplasts move between species; how they do it unclear as yet – researchers

Another surprising discovery in non-Darwinian evolution. more

Horizontal gene transfer? Sea slug incorporates algae’s chlorophyll factories

Just how the slugs make the genetics work remains unclear. more

Horizontal gene transfer: Massive network of recent gene exchange connects bacteria from around the world?

“HGT is an ancient method for bacteria from different lineages to acquire and share useful genetic information they didn’t inherit from their parents.” more

Ancient bacteria resisted antibiotics they’d never met – jumping genes implicated

In “Antibiotic resistance found in ancient bacteria” (CBC News, Aug 31, 2011), Emily Chung reports, The same genes that make disease-causing bacteria resistant to today’s antibiotics have been found in soil bacteria that have remained frozen since woolly mammoths roamed the Earth. “We’ve shown for the first time that drug resistance is a really old […] more