Jul 15, 2021

Newly-Discovered ‘Borg’ DNA Is Unlike Anything Scientists Have Ever Seen

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That said, the Borgs do clearly contain metabolic genes, which might be able to boost the energy metabolisms of Methanoperedens that host them. If so, these unique genetic elements could provide new insights into reducing methane emissions, which is a major aim for climate change mitigation plans.

These ‘Borg’ elements assimilated genes from other organisms, and could be used to help fight climate change.

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