Global patterns in bacterial diversity

Catherine A. Knight Lozupone, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA

This is an article article about global bacterial diversity published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences in 2007. The authors performed a meta-analysis of bacterial diversity data from 111 studies in order to reveal which habitats and sample types are most diverse, and at which phylogenetic level the diversity occurs. This is a good resource for obtaining a broad perspective on bacterial diversity and for planning future research.

Subject: Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology , Biology:Microbiology, Ecology:Metabolism, Biology:Microbiology:Methods of Microbiology :Field Methods , Molecular Methods, Biology, Molecular Biology, Evolution, Evolution:Patterns, Biology:Diversity:Censuses, Biology:Diversity, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Biology:Ecology, Ecology:Habitats:Benthic, Terrestrial, Marine
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Scientific Resources, Research Results
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), Graduate/Professional
Topics: Biosphere:Molecular Biology, Diversity:Censuses, Biosphere:Microbiology, Methods of Microbiology:Field Methods, Molecular Methods , Biosphere:Diversity, Methods of Microbiology, Evolution:Patterns, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Terrestrial, Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats, Biosphere:Ecology, Biosphere, Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Biosphere:Evolution, Ecology:Habitats:Water Column, Benthic
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:EcologyKeywords: environmental distribution, microbial ecology, phylogenetic diversity, UniFrac