A Natural View of Microbial Biodiversity within Hot Spring Cyanobacterial Mat Communities

David Ward, Michael Ferris, Stephen Nold, Mary Batesone, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews

This 18-page review summarizes a decade of research studying hot spring cyanobacterial mats as models for understanding principles of microbial community ecology. It addresses the emergence of molecular methods and the use of ecological and evolutionary patterns in understanding biodiversity. The full article, in PDF format, can be downloaded at no cost.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Biofilms, Symbiotic Relations:Mutualism, Biology:Ecology:Principles, Biology:Evolution:Patterns, Bioinformatics, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Molecular Methods, Biology:Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Diversity
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16)
Extreme Environments: Extremely Hot
Topics: Biosphere:Evolution:Patterns, Biosphere:Ecology:Biofilms, Abiotic Relations, Biosphere:Evolution:Bioinformatics, Biosphere:Molecular Biology, Ecology:Principles, Biosphere:Methods of Microbiology:Molecular Methods , Biosphere:Microbiology, DiversityKeyword: Octopus Spring