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Curr Opin Microbiol. 1998 Jun;1(3):271-7.

A natural species concept for prokaryotes.

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1
Department of Microbiology, Montana State University, Bozeman MT, 59717, USA. umbdw@montana.edu
2
MT St U, Bozeman

Abstract

Direct molecular analyses of natural microbial populations reveal patterns that should compel microbiologists to adopt a more natural species concept that has been known to biologists for decades. The species debate can be exploited to address a larger issue - microbiologists need, in general, to take a more natural view of the organisms they study.

PMID:
10066488
DOI:
10.1016/s1369-5274(98)80029-5
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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