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


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Gibbons, S. Microbial community ecology: Function over phylogeny. Nat Ecol Evol 1, 0032 (2017).

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