Cyanobacterial ecotypes in the microbial mat community of Mushroom Spring (Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming) as species-like units linking microbial community composition, structure and function

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dc.contributor.author Ward, David en_US
dc.contributor.author Bateson, Mary en_US
dc.contributor.author Ferris, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Kuhl, Michael en_US
dc.contributor.author Wieland, Andrea en_US
dc.contributor.author Koeppel, Alex en_US
dc.contributor.author Cohan, Frederick en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T07:30:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T07:30:25Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier 2009005183 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ward David et al. 2006, 'Cyanobacterial ecotypes in the microbial mat community of Mushroom Spring (Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming) as species-like units linking microbial community composition, structure and function', Royal Society Publishing, vol. 361, no. 1475, pp. 1997-2008. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0962-8436 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/14887
dc.description.abstract We have investigated microbial mats of alkaline siliceous hot springs in Yellowstone National Park as natural model communities to learn how microbial populations group into species-like fundamental units. Here, we bring together empirical patterns of the distribution of molecular variation in predominant mat cyanobacterial populations, theory-based modelling of how to demarcate phylogenetic clusters that correspond to ecological species and the dynamic patterns of the physical and chemical microenvironments these populations inhabit and towards which they have evolved adaptations. We show that putative ecotypes predicted by the theory-based model correspond well with distribution patterns, suggesting populations with distinct ecologies, as expected of ecological species. Further, we show that increased molecular resolution enhances our ability to detect ecotypes in this way, though yet higher molecular resolution is probably needed to detect all ecotypes in this microbial community. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Royal Society Publishing en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rstb.2006.1919 en_US
dc.title Cyanobacterial ecotypes in the microbial mat community of Mushroom Spring (Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming) as species-like units linking microbial community composition, structure and function en_US
dc.parent Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B en_US
dc.journal.volume 361 en_US
dc.journal.number 1475 en_US
dc.publocation London, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 1997 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 2008 en_US
dc.cauo.name SCI.Environmental Sciences en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 060200 en_US
dc.personcode 0000061236 en_US
dc.personcode 0000062152 en_US
dc.personcode 0000062133 en_US
dc.personcode 107129 en_US
dc.personcode 0000062139 en_US
dc.personcode 0000062153 en_US
dc.personcode 0000061200 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Ecology en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords species, ecotype, adaptation, cyanobacteria, hot spring en_US


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