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Ecological stability in response to warming
Although many species-level responses to climate warming have been documented, understanding of ecosystem-level stability under warming remains low. Now, a study using meta-analyses of temperatureExpand
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Secondary Metabolites Help Biocontrol Strain Pseudomonas fluorescens CHA0 To Escape Protozoan Grazing
ABSTRACT In soil ecosystems, bacteria must cope with predation activity, which is attributed mainly to protists. The development of antipredation strategies may help bacteria maintain higherExpand
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Where less may be more: how the rare biosphere pulls ecosystems strings
Rare species are increasingly recognized as crucial, yet vulnerable components of Earth’s ecosystems. This is also true for microbial communities, which are typically composed of a high number ofExpand
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Predators promote defence of rhizosphere bacterial populations by selective feeding on non-toxic cheaters
Soil pseudomonads increase their competitiveness by producing toxic secondary metabolites, which inhibit competitors and repel predators. Toxin production is regulated by cell–cell signalling andExpand
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Distinct roles for soil fungal and bacterial communities associated with the suppression of vanilla Fusarium wilt disease
Characterizing microbial communities associated with disease-suppressive soil is an important first step toward understanding the potential of microbiota to protect crops against plant pathogens. InExpand
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Ecological and evolutive implications of bacterial defences against predators.
  • A. Jousset
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Environmental microbiology
  • 1 August 2012
Bacterial communities are often heavily consumed by microfaunal predators, such as protozoa and nematodes. Predation is an important cause of mortality and determines the structure and activity ofExpand
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Genotypic richness and dissimilarity opposingly affect ecosystem functioning.
Biodiversity is an essential determinant of ecosystem functioning. Numerous studies described positive effects of diversity on the functioning of communities arising from complementary resource useExpand
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Niche dimensionality links biodiversity and invasibility of microbial communities
Summary Biodiversity is a central factor driving community invasibility. Diverse communities exploit resources more efficiently, leaving less free niche space available to invaders. NicheExpand
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Trophic network architecture of root-associated bacterial communities determines pathogen invasion and plant health
Host-associated bacterial communities can function as an important line of defence against pathogens in animals and plants. Empirical evidence and theoretical predictions suggest that species-richExpand
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Plant diversity improves protection against soil-borne pathogens by fostering antagonistic bacterial communities
Summary 1. Rhizosphere bacteria antagonistic to fungal pathogens improve plant performance by preventing infection. In temperate grasslands, primary productivity often increases with plant diversity,Expand
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