Ecological speciation in bacteria: reverse ecology approaches reveal the adaptive part of bacterial cladogenesis.

@article{Lassalle2015EcologicalSI,
  title={Ecological speciation in bacteria: reverse ecology approaches reveal the adaptive part of bacterial cladogenesis.},
  author={Florent Lassalle and Daniel Muller and Xavier Nesme},
  journal={Research in microbiology},
  year={2015},
  volume={166 10},
  pages={729-41}
}
In this review, we synthesise current models and recent comparative genomic studies describing how bacterial species may emerge through adaptation to a new ecological niche and maintain themselves in the same niche over long time periods. We notably consider the impact of genetic exchange with phylogenetically close relatives living in sympatry and how this leads to the heterogeneous evolution of different genes within the bacterial genome. This heterogeneity provides landmarks to recognise… CONTINUE READING
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