Low abundant soil bacteria can be metabolically versatile and fast growing.

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The abundance of species is assumed to depend on their life history traits, such as growth rate and resource specialization. However, this assumption has not been tested for bacteria. Here we investigate how abundance of soil bacteria relates to slow growth and substrate specialization (oligotrophy) vs. fast growth and substrate generalization (copiotrophy… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1670

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@article{Kurm2017LowAS, title={Low abundant soil bacteria can be metabolically versatile and fast growing.}, author={Viola Kurm and Wim H van der Putten and Wietse de Boer and Suzanne Naus-Wiezer and W. H. Gera Hol}, journal={Ecology}, year={2017}, volume={98 2}, pages={555-564} }