Molecular diversity and ecology of microbial plankton

@article{Giovannoni2005MolecularDA,
  title={Molecular diversity and ecology of microbial plankton},
  author={S. Giovannoni and Ulrich Stingl},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2005},
  volume={437},
  pages={343-348}
}
  • S. Giovannoni, Ulrich Stingl
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature
  • The history of microbial evolution in the oceans is probably as old as the history of life itself. In contrast to terrestrial ecosystems, microorganisms are the main form of biomass in the oceans, and form some of the largest populations on the planet. Theory predicts that selection should act more efficiently in large populations. But whether microbial plankton populations harbour organisms that are models of adaptive sophistication remains to be seen. Genome sequence data are piling up, but… CONTINUE READING

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