ECU biology professor publishes on horizontal gene transfer

ECU biology professor Jinling Huang
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An article by ECU biology professor Jinling Huang, with co-authors, appeared in the latest issue of the online publication Nature Communications.

According to a press release from the online journal, Huang’s research indicates that transfer of genes from one species to another helped moss species adapt to life on land. Horizontal gene transfer – from one species to another – may not be uncommon in land plants, the release said.

The article, “Widespread impact of horizontal gene transfer on plant colonization of land,” is available at




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