Saccharomyces cerevisiae: a nomadic yeast with no niche?

  title={Saccharomyces cerevisiae: a nomadic yeast with no niche?},
  author={Matthew R Goddard and Duncan Greig and Jens Nielsen},
  booktitle={FEMS yeast research},
Different species are usually thought to have specific adaptations, which allow them to occupy different ecological niches. But recent neutral ecology theory suggests that species diversity can simply be the result of random sampling, due to finite population sizes and limited dispersal. Neutral models predict that species are not necessarily adapted to specific niches, but are functionally equivalent across a range of habitats. Here, we evaluate the ecology of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, one of… CONTINUE READING

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