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Dispersal limitations matter for microbial morphospecies

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Show simple item record Telford, Richard J. Vandvik, Vigdis Birks, Harry John Betteley 2008-02-01T09:26:57Z 2008-02-01T09:26:57Z 2006
dc.identifier.citation Science 312 (5776): 1015 en
dc.identifier.issn 0036-8075
dc.description.abstract In 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.iso eng en
dc.publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science en
dc.title Dispersal limitations matter for microbial morphospecies en
dc.type Peer reviewed eng
dc.type Journal article eng
dc.subject.nsi VDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400::Zoologiske og botaniske fag: 480 no
bora.peerreviewed Peer reviewed eng

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