Please explain the statement in detail :-

"The biggest spin off of such studies was the recognition of the sharing of similarities among living organisms both horizontally and vertically ."

Dear student,
The statement provided explains about the recognition of mode of transfer of genetic material which helped in finding similarities in organisms. The biggest spin off or change in the studies of living organism, its nomenclature and classification has been achieved through horizontal gene transfer and vertical gene transfer which helped in transfer of genetic material either from parent to offspring (vertical gene transfer) or between two genomes through different mechanisms like transduction, conjugation etc. (horizontal gene transfer). These two modes of gene transfer helped in sharing or passing of similarities between organisms which helped in clear understanding and classifying organisms.

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