Month: August 2014

J. Peter Gogarten ​ (MCB)​ , R. Thane Papke ​ ​ (MCB), and Uri Gophna (Tel Aviv University, Israel) were awarded a grant by the Unites States – Israel Binational Science Foundation to study “How selfish elements impact and reflect speciation and recombination in archaea”

ABSTRACT A major challenge in evolutionary biology is to understand the processes of divergence and diversification in microorganisms, in which genes can often be exchanged laterally and not just from parent to offspring. The proposed research will test how a special class of selfish elements, termed homing endonucleases (HEs), affects the genetic barriers that can […]