The bacterial genus Collimonas: mycophagy, weathering and other adaptive solutions to life in oligotrophic soil environments.

@article{Leveau2010TheBG,
  title={The bacterial genus Collimonas: mycophagy, weathering and other adaptive solutions to life in oligotrophic soil environments.},
  author={Johan H. J. Leveau and St{\'e}phane Uroz and Wietse de Boer},
  journal={Environmental microbiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={
          281-92
        }
}
This minireview provides a synopsis of past and present research on the biology and ecology of members of the bacterial genus Collimonas. From the distribution, abundance and functional behaviours of these so-called collimonads emerges a general picture of bacterial adaptation to low-nutrient soil environments. Among these adaptations is the ability to extract nutrients from living fungi (mycophagy) and from rocks and minerals (weathering). This unique combination of properties will be… CONTINUE READING
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