Horizontal transfer of nuclear DNA between vascular plants: A genuine biological phenomenon

A Czech-German team of researchers around Dr. Václav Mahelka from the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences and Dr. Frank Blattner from the Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) publishes findings in the renowned scientific journal PNAS suggesting that the transfer of nuclear genes from one vascular plant species to another without sexual fertilization is not a rare event. (Mehr in: Pressemitteilungen – idw – Informationsdienst Wissenschaft)