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.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

Figure 1: Aquatic microbial communities inhabiting bromeliad ‘tanks’.

References

  1. 1

    Louca, S. et al. Nat. Ecol. Evol. 1, 0015 (2016).

  2. 2

    Martiny, A. C., Treseder, K. & Pusch, G. ISME J. 7, 830–838 (2013).

  3. 3

    Lynch, M. D. J. & Neufeld, J. D. Nat. Rev. Microbiol. 13, 217–229 (2015).

  4. 4

    Girguis, P. Nat. Microbiol. 1, 16123 (2016).

  5. 5

    Gibbons, S. M. et al. Proc. Natl Acad. Sci. USA 110, 4651–4655 (2013).

  6. 6

    Nicole, V. & Gore, J. Preprint at bioRxivhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1101/067173 (2016).

  7. 7

    Human Microbiome Project Consortium Nature 486, 207–214 (2012).

  8. 8

    Vanwonterghem, I. et al. ISME J. 8, 2015–2028 (2014).

  9. 9

    Gibbons, S. M. & Gilbert, J. A. Curr. Opin. Genet. Dev. 35, 66–72 (2015).

Download references

Author information

Correspondence to Sean M. Gibbons.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Gibbons, S. Microbial community ecology: Function over phylogeny. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 0032 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41559-016-0032

Download citation

Further reading