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Microbial community ecology: Function over phylogeny

Analysis of bacterial communities inhabiting water ‘tanks’ in the foliage of tropical bromeliads reveals a surprising similarity in their metabolic capacity, despite large variation in microbial taxa.

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  1. Sean M. Gibbons is in the Department of Biological Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA; the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA; and the Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139, USA.

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