|Microbial community structure and its functional implications|
Fuhrman, J.A. (2009). Microbial community structure and its functional implications. Nature (Lond.) 459(7244): 193-199
In: Nature: International Weekly Journal of Science. Nature Publishing Group: London. ISSN 0028-0836, more
Marine microbial communities are engines of globally important processes, such as the marine carbon, nitrogen and sulphur cycles. Recent data on the structures of these communities show that they adhere to universal biological rules. Co-occurrence patterns can help define species identities, and systems-biology tools are revealing networks of helping us to anticipate how microbial communities and their activities will shift in a changing world.