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Darwin-L Message Log 6:10 (February 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<6:10>From LANGDON@GANDLF.UINDY.EDU  Wed Feb  2 10:04:22 1994

Date: Wed, 2 Feb 1994 10:04:22 -0600
From: "JOHN LANGDON"  <LANGDON@GANDLF.UINDY.EDU>
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
Subject: Re: horizontal transfer

In message <9402021453.AA08956@hydra.rose.brandeis.edu>  writes:
> Hello Darwin list folk (DLF?),
>         I am preparing a short lecture on reticulate patterns in evolution
> and on "horizontal transfer" of genetic information.  My interest was
> piqued by the results of "systemic geneexpression after intravenous DNA
> delevery into adult mice." (Zhu, et. al. Science v261, July 9, 1993).
>         Subsequently I heard about experiments where flies of "different"
> species were kept together and genes were seen to move from one group to
> the other, supposedly because they carried the same parasitic mites (do any
> of you have the reference for this).

M.A. Houck, et al., 1991. Possible horizontal transfer of Drosophila genes by
the mite Proctolaelaps regalis. Science 253:1125-1129. (also commentary in same
issue)

S Hart 1992. Stolen heirlooms. Discover (April):22.

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