DNA Traffic in the Environment

Editors: Nishida, Hiromi, Oshima, Taku (Eds.)

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  • Discusses DNA traffic in the environment, which has been important for prokaryotic evolution
  • Summarizes important aspects of horizontal gene transfer studies
  • Explains the role of phages, transposons, and plasmids in the host evolution
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This book comprehensively discusses our current understanding of the role and biological mechanisms of horizontal transfer of genetic elements in the environment, which has been important in the evolution of prokaryotes (archaea and bacteria).

Horizontal transfer of genetic elements generates variations of prokaryotes and their genomes. Comparative studies of genomes revealed that it frequently occurred during archaeal and bacterial evolution. The book introduces a variety of studies related to horizontal gene transfer, gene silencing, plasmids, phages, transposons, and the emergence of microbes that degrade man-made xenobiotics and have antimicrobial resistance. Written by leading researchers in DNA traffic, the book is a valuable guide to horizontal transfer for both young scientists and experts in the field.

About the authors


Hiromi Nishida is a Professor at Toyama Prefectural University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 1995. He has an interest in the evolution of microorganisms and their genomes and his field of expertise includes microbiology, bioinformatics, and microbial genomics. He has published over 90 papers.

Taku Oshima is an Associate Professor at Toyama Prefectural University. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Tokyo in 1997. His field of expertise is microbial genomics.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Xenogeneic Silencing and Horizontal Gene Transfer

    Pages 1-27

    Suzuki-Minakuchi, Chiho (et al.)

  • Functions of Archaeal Nucleoid Proteins: Archaeal Silencers are Still Missing

    Pages 29-45

    Maruyama, Hugo (et al.)

  • Acquired and Innate Immunity in Prokaryotes Define Their Evolutionary Story

    Pages 47-75

    Ito, Toshihiro (et al.)

  • RNA-Mediated Crosstalk Between Bacterial Core Genome and Foreign Genetic Elements

    Pages 77-94

    Miyakoshi, Masatoshi

  • Bacteria–Virus Interactions

    Pages 95-108

    Yoshida, Takashi (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
DNA Traffic in the Environment
Editors
  • Hiromi Nishida
  • Taku Oshima
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-3411-5
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-3411-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-3410-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 278
Number of Illustrations
14 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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