Harvard Scientist Antonis Rochas Discovers Direct Gene Transfer

A new discovery made by a Greek scientist, suggests that genes can jump directly from one kind of fungus to another, without the need of evolutionary stages of any kind.
The discovery comes as a huge surprise since the so called ‘horizontal gene transfer’, that is the direct transfer of genes, is extremely rare. The application of such a knowledge could be very important, since fungus are able to produce a variety of medications and natural poisons.
It also means that the horizontal transfer plays an important role in the evolutionary game.
The Greek scientist behind the discovery is Antonis Rochas, a researcher at the Broad Institue at  Harvard University. He is also in charge of the department of biology science at Tennesse’s Varderbild University.


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