The Origins of Ecological Diversity in Prokaryotes

Abstract

The urkingdoms and major divisions of prokaryotes are enormously diverse in their metabolic capabilities and membrane architectures. These ancient differences likely have a strong influence on the kinds of ecological adaptations that may evolve today. Some ecological transitions have been identified as having occurred primarily in the distant past… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2008.09.014

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