Proteogenomic basis for ecological divergence of closely related bacteria in natural acidophilic microbial communities.

@article{Denef2010ProteogenomicBF,
  title={Proteogenomic basis for ecological divergence of closely related bacteria in natural acidophilic microbial communities.},
  author={Vincent J. Denef and Linda H Kalnejais and Ryan S. Mueller and Paul Wilmes and Brett J. Baker and Brian C. Thomas and Nathan Verberkmoes and Robert L. Hettich and Jillian F. Banfield},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2010},
  volume={107 6},
  pages={2383-90}
}
Bacterial species concepts are controversial. More widely accepted is the need to understand how differences in gene content and sequence lead to ecological divergence. To address this relationship in ecosystem context, we investigated links between genotype and ecology of two genotypic groups of Leptospirillum group II bacteria in comprehensively characterized, natural acidophilic biofilm communities. These groups share 99.7% 16S rRNA gene sequence identity and 95% average amino acid identity… CONTINUE READING
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