Genetic dominance governs the evolution and spread of mobile genetic elements in bacteria

New paper from the PBE lab in PNAS

We discovered that genetic dominance determines which genes are likely to be present on mobile genetic elements. Our results offer a new understanding of the forces that shape the genetic repertoire of MGE, and help to predict which antibiotic resistance genes are likely to spread horizontally, which will be useful to rationally assess the risk of spread for resistance.

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