Advancing the case for microbial conservation

@article{Cockell2009AdvancingTC,
  title={Advancing the case for microbial conservation},
  author={Charles S. Cockell and Harriet L. J. Jones},
  journal={Oryx},
  year={2009},
  volume={43},
  pages={520 - 526}
}
Abstract The majority of the biomass and biodiversity of life on the Earth is accounted for by microbes. They play pivotal roles in biogeochemical cycles and harbour novel metabolites that have industrial uses. For these reasons the conservation of microbial ecosystems, communities and even specific taxa should be a high priority. We review the reasons for including microorganisms in conservation agenda. We discuss some of the complications in this endeavour, including the unresolved argument… 
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