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Title: Persistence of bacterial transposable elements in a fluctuating environment
Author: McGraw, James
ISNI:       0000 0001 3624 4910
Awarding Body: University of Nottingham
Current Institution: University of Nottingham
Date of Award: 2008
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The existence of transposable elements in the genomes of predominantly asexual species such as bacteria poses a problem for evolutionary biologists. Attempts to explain the persistence of such elements in terms of selfish spread are confounded by the fact that in an asexual species, there is no way for elements to infect new hosts. However, it is difficult to conceive of a mechanism by which transposable elements can increase their host's fitness.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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