The Caveat of Horizontal Transfer


Textbook readings

Chapter 7, pages 90-93

Notes, Comments and Updates

What's the point?

  1. To be able to describe why horizontal transfer is a difficultly that phylogenetic analysis must deal with.
  2. To be able to describe the perspective that horizontal transfer is an important aspect of molecular evolution of asexual organisms, but does not invalidate the notion of a phylogeny of these organisms.
  3. To be able to describe how the end of rampant horizontal transfer may have lead to the emergence of the three Domains.