Sunday, February 15, 2009
"DNA transfer from bacteria to animals is more common than thought. Researchers have found a surprise hidden in the DNA of a fruitfly: what seems to be the entire genome of a parasitic bacterium called Wolbachia. Smaller bits of the promiscuous parasite's genetic material turned up in worms and wasps, too." Full Sttory @ firstname.lastname@example.org
Wolbachia bacteria (yellow) within the developing egg of a fruit fly (red).