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Microbiology Journal Club: Michael Brockhurst

Wed, 12/01/202212:00-13:00
Hi all,
Happy new year!
We are honored to have our next speaker:

Professor Michael Brockhurst
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
University of Manchester

Title: The ecology and evolution of bacterial genomes

Abstract: Since the first genome scale comparisons it has been evident that bacterial evolution is unbound by strict vertical descent and that horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is a key mode of evolutionary innovation. I will discuss results from experimental evolution studies into the dynamics of plasmid-mediated HGT in bacterial communities, the causes of fitness costs associated with plasmid acquisition, and how these are overcome by rapid compensatory evolution enabling the integration of newly acquired genes into the genome.
Nex Wed, Jan 12th, 12:00 Israel time.

Meeting ID: 881 6838 7595
Passcode: 719192