Bacteria Are Smartphones and Mobile Genes Are Apps

Bacterial core and accessory genome components are analogous to the operating system and applications of smartphones. The core genome provides stable taxonomy and species lists, but phenotypes reflect the mobile pool of accessory genes. This suggests changes to the ways we define bacterial species a...

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Published in:Trends in microbiology, Vol. 24, No. 12 (2016), p. 931-932
Main Author: Young, J. Peter W.
Format: electronic Article
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