Global patterns of diversity and community structure in marine bacterioplankton.

@article{Pommier2007GlobalPO,
  title={Global patterns of diversity and community structure in marine bacterioplankton.},
  author={Thomas Pommier and Bj{\"o}rn Canb{\"a}ck and Lasse Riemann and Kj{\"a}rstin H. Bostr{\"o}m and Karin Simu and Per Lundberg and Anders Tunlid and Ake Hagstr{\"o}m},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  year={2007},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={867-80}
}
Because of their small size, great abundance and easy dispersal, it is often assumed that marine planktonic microorganisms have a ubiquitous distribution that prevents any structured assembly into local communities. To challenge this view, marine bacterioplankton communities from coastal waters at nine locations distributed world-wide were examined through the use of comprehensive clone libraries of 16S ribosomal RNA genes, used as operational taxonomic units (OTU). Our survey and analyses show… CONTINUE READING
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