- The Myth … of the Myth of Junk DNA (blog post by John Farrell)
- A formal theory of the selfish gene
- Capturing the superorganism: a formal theory of group adaptation.
- Bacterial toxin-antitoxin systems: more than selfish entities?
- Genomic islands: tools of bacterial horizontal gene transfer and evolution.
- A Brief History of the Status of Transposable Elements: From Junk DNA to Major Players in Evolution
- What traits are carried on mobile genetic elements, and why?
- Genomics and evolution of heritable bacterial symbionts.
- From parasite to mutualist: rapid evolution of Wolbachia in natural populations of Drosophila.
If anyone knows of any other good recent papers or blog posts about selfish DNA or mutualists vs. parasites please post them here. Thanks
Completely selfish reasoning, but I don't think any analysis of selfish DNA is complete without considering mobile introns and their relatives :)ReplyDelete
The focus is pretty heavy on prokaryotic/eukaryotic transition these days, but considering how many of these mobile introns show up in conjugation and gene-transfer cassettes, I'd include them.
Hi Jonathan, we've had our heads buried on this topic for a bit, with a focus on obligate intracellular bacteria. Here are some links:ReplyDelete
Correlations between bacterial ecology and mobile DNA. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20577742
Mobile DNA in obligate intracellular bacteria.
Phage WO of Wolbachia: lambda of the endosymbiont world.
Complete bacteriophage transfer in a bacterial endosymbiont (Wolbachia) determined by targeted genome capture.
Thanks Seth and Joe ...ReplyDelete
http://tinyurl.com/transposases and references thereinReplyDelete
Thank you all for the great links. I appreciate all the suggestions.ReplyDelete