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dc.contributor.authorTelford, Richard J.eng
dc.contributor.authorVandvik, Vigdiseng
dc.contributor.authorBirks, Harry John Betteleyeng
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-01T09:26:57Z
dc.date.available2008-02-01T09:26:57Z
dc.date.issued2006eng
dc.identifier.citationScience 312 (5776): 1015en
dc.identifier.issn0036-8075eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1956/2570
dc.description.abstractIn contrast with macroorganisms, whose geographical ranges are typically restricted, many microbial species appear to have cosmopolitan distributions. This observation has been explained as a consequence of ubiquitous dispersal caused by the enormous population sizes of microbial species. Recently, this "everything is everywhere, but, the environment selects" theory has been challenged by the detection of considerable regional genetic variability within microbial morphospecies. We demonstrate that, contrary to what is expected under ubiquitous dispersal, evidence of regional-scale metacommunity processes can be detected in microbial morphospecies. Our results imply that the microbial and macrobial world are structured by analogous processes.en
dc.language.isoengeng
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Scienceeng
dc.titleDispersal limitations matter for microbial morphospecieseng
dc.typePeer reviewedeng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Zoologiske og botaniske fag: 480nob
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
bibo.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1125669eng
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1125669


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