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Differences in lateral gene transfer in hypersaline versus thermal environments

Matthew E Rhodes1*, John R Spear2, Aharon Oren3 and Christopher H House1

Author Affiliations

1 Penn State Astrobiology Research Center and Department of Geosciences, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA

2 Division of Environmental Science and Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO 80401, USA

3 The Institute of Life Sciences and the Moshe Shilo Minerva Center for Marine Biogeochemistry, The Hebrew Institute of Jerusalem, Jerusalem 91904, Israel

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BMC Evolutionary Biology 2011, 11:199  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-11-199

Published: 8 July 2011

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Additional file 1:

Collection of phylogenetic trees for Thermoprotei and Halobacteria LGT genes with strong matches. Trees for all LGT genes with BLAST scores greater than 500 in both the Thermoprotei and Halobacteria. The KEGG database three letter genome code is given before the colon and can be found here http://www.genome.jp/kegg/catalog/org_list.html webcite. The corresponding gene locus tags are provided after the colon.

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Additional file 2:

Table of intra-environmental LGT proportions. Table providing the proportion of LGT events originating from a donor inhabiting a similar environment for a spectrum of BLAST cutoff percentages.

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Additional file 3:

Fosmid LGT genes. Table showing the 22 LGT events identified within environmental fosmid clones of the Dead Sea.

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