Evolution: A bacterially mediated swap meet for adaptive traits

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New research suggests that secondary bacterial symbionts in insects act as a mechanism for horizontal genetic exchange among hosts, facilitating adaptation to new ecological niches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)R723-R725
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number17
StatePublished - Sep 9 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience (all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology (all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (all)


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