Determining the Effects of a Spatially Heterogeneous Selection Pressure on Bacterial Population Structure at the Sub-millimetre Scale

@article{Slater2010DeterminingTE,
  title={Determining the Effects of a Spatially Heterogeneous Selection Pressure on Bacterial Population Structure at the Sub-millimetre Scale},
  author={Frances R. Slater and Kenneth Deans Bruce and Richard J B Ellis and Andrew K. Lilley and Sarah Lea Turner},
  journal={Microbial Ecology},
  year={2010},
  volume={60},
  pages={873-884}
}
A key interest of microbial ecology is to understand the role of environmental heterogeneity in shaping bacterial diversity and fitness. However, quantifying relevant selection pressures and their effects is challenging due to the number of parameters that must be considered and the multiple scales over which they act. In the current study, a model system was employed to investigate the effects of a spatially heterogeneous mercuric ion (Hg2+) selection pressure on a population comprising Hg… CONTINUE READING