Scaling laws predict global microbial diversity.

@article{Locey2016ScalingLP,
  title={Scaling laws predict global microbial diversity.},
  author={Kenneth J. Locey and Jay T Lennon},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2016},
  volume={113 21},
  pages={
          5970-5
        }
}
Scaling laws underpin unifying theories of biodiversity and are among the most predictively powerful relationships in biology. However, scaling laws developed for plants and animals often go untested or fail to hold for microorganisms. As a result, it is unclear whether scaling laws of biodiversity will span evolutionarily distant domains of life that encompass all modes of metabolism and scales of abundance. Using a global-scale compilation of ∼35,000 sites and ∼5.6⋅10(6) species, including… CONTINUE READING

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