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The interactive microbial ocean

Marine microorganisms inhabit diverse environments and interact over different spatial and temporal scales. To fully understand how these interactions shape genome structures, cellular responses, lifestyles, community ecology and biogeochemical cycles, integration of diverse approaches and data is essential.

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Acknowledgements

We want to especially acknowledge the speakers and discussion leaders of the 2016 Marine Microbes GRC meeting for their thoughts, insights and inspiration during the meeting and in writing this comment. We also thank all attendees of the 2016 Marine Microbes GRC for their novel and thought-provoking research and ideas and who continue to shape our dynamic field. The authors are chairs of past and future GRCs in 2010 (C.P.-A.), 2016 (C.L.), 2018 (K.D.B.) and 2020 (C.P.D.B.).

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  1. Corina P. D. Brussaard is in the Department of Marine Microbiology and Biogeochemistry, NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research and University of Utrecht, PO Box 59, 1790 AB Den Burg, The Netherlands.

    • Corina P. D. Brussaard
  2. Kay D. Bidle is in the Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, 71 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, USA.

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  3. Carlos Pedrós-Alió is in the Department of Marine Biology and Oceanography, Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC), Marítim de la Barceloneta 37-49, 08003 Barcelona, Spain.

    • Carlos Pedrós-Alió
  4. Catherine Legrand is in the Department of Biology and Environmental Science, Center of Ecology and Evolution in Microbial model Systems (EEMiS), Linnæeus University, 39182 Kalmar, Sweden.

    • Catherine Legrand

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Correspondence to Corina P. D. Brussaard.