Caister Academic Press

CIMB Abstract

Curr. Issues Mol. Biol. (2018) 29: 1-2.

Editorial: ICE and Small

Adam P. Roberts

Bacterial genomes vary considerably in terms of size and gene content. The proportion of a genome composed of horizontally acquired DNA or mobile genetic elements also varies, but follows an ecological pattern with more mobile genetic element genes being found in facultative intracellular bacteria than those considered extracellular and both containing more than obligately intracellular bacteria.

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