Single-Cell Genomics Reveals Hundreds of Coexisting Subpopulations in Wild Prochlorococcus

  title={Single-Cell Genomics Reveals Hundreds of Coexisting Subpopulations in Wild Prochlorococcus},
  author={N. Kashtan and S. Roggensack and S. Rodrigue and J. Thompson and Steven J Biller and A. Coe and H. Ding and P. Marttinen and R. Malmstrom and R. Stocker and M. Follows and R. Stepanauskas and S. Chisholm},
  pages={416 - 420}
  • N. Kashtan, S. Roggensack, +10 authors S. Chisholm
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Science
  • Cyanobacterial Diversity What does it mean to be a global species? The marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus is ubiquitous and, arguably, the most abundant and productive of all living organisms. Although to our eyes the seas look uniform, to a bacterium the ocean's bulk is a plethora of microhabitats, and by large-scale single-cell genomic analysis of uncultured cells, Kashtan et al. (p. 416; see the Perspective by Bowler and Scanlan) reveal that Prochlorococcus has diversified to match. This… CONTINUE READING

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