The microbial ocean from genomes to biomes

  title={The microbial ocean from genomes to biomes},
  author={Edward F. Delong},
  • E. Delong
  • Published 13 May 2009
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • Nature
Numerically, microbial species dominate the oceans, yet their population dynamics, metabolic complexity and synergistic interactions remain largely uncharted. A full understanding of life in the ocean requires more than knowledge of marine microbial taxa and their genome sequences. The latest experimental techniques and analytical approaches can provide a fresh perspective on the biological interactions within marine ecosystems, aiding in the construction of predictive models that can… 
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