Fraction of the coding genes of M. smithii that are inferred to be bacterial in origin

Range ~17 %
Organism Archaea Methanobrevibacter smithii
Reference Lurie-Weinberger MN, Peeri M, Gophna U. Contribution of lateral gene transfer to the gene repertoire of a gut-adapted methanogen. Genomics. 2012 Jan99(1):52-8. p.53 left column top paragraphPubMed ID22056789
Method To test the hypothesis that M. smithii has acquired a significant gene repertoire through inter-domain lateral gene transfer (LGT) from bacterial species, an automatic pipeline was utilized to create phylogenetic trees for the entire proteome of M. smithii strain ATCC 35061.
Entered by Uri M
ID 107458