Predation as a shaping force for the phenotypic and genotypic composition of planktonic bacteria

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Predation is a major mortality factor of planktonic bacteria and an important shaping force for the phenotypic and taxonomic structure of bacterial communities. In this paper we: (1) summarise current knowledge on bacterial phenotypic properties which affect their vulnerability towards grazers, and (2) review experimental evidence demonstrating that this… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1020505204959

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@article{Jrgens2002PredationAA, title={Predation as a shaping force for the phenotypic and genotypic composition of planktonic bacteria}, author={Klaus J{\"u}rgens and Carsten Matz}, journal={Antonie van Leeuwenhoek}, year={2002}, volume={81}, pages={413-434} }