Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Curr Opin Microbiol. 2002 Oct;5(5):520-4.

Microbial population genomics and ecology.

Author information

1
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, 7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039, USA. delong@mbari.org

Abstract

The origins of biological complexity in microbial ecosystems are encoded within the collective genomes of the community. Cultivation-independent genomic studies provide direct access to the genomes of naturally occurring microbes, cultivated or not. Genome-enabled approaches are now significantly advancing current knowledge of genome content, diversity, population biology and evolution in natural microbial populations.

PMID:
12354561
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center