Microbial biogeography

Putting microorganisms on the map

Jennifer B.Hughes Martiny, Brendan J.M. Bohannan, James H. Brown, Robert K. Colwell, Jed A. Fuhrman, Jessica L. Green, M. Claire Horner-Devine, Matthew Kane, Jennifer Krumins, Cheryl R. Kuske, Peter J. Morin, Shahid Naeem, Lise Øvreås, Anna Louise Reysenbach, Val H. Smith, James T. Staley

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We review the biogeography of microorganisms in light of the biogeography of macroorganisms. A large body of research supports the idea that free-living microbial taxa exhibit biogeographic patterns. Current evidence confirms that, as proposed by the Baas-Becking hypothesis, 'the environment selects' and is, in part, responsible for spatial variation in microbial diversity. However, recent studies also dispute the idea that 'everything is everywhere'. We also consider how the processes that generate and maintain biogeographic patterns in macroorganisms could operate in the microbial world.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102-112
Number of pages11
JournalNature Reviews Microbiology
Volume4
Issue number2
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Martiny, J. B. H., Bohannan, B. J. M., Brown, J. H., Colwell, R. K., Fuhrman, J. A., Green, J. L., ... Staley, J. T. (2006). Microbial biogeography: Putting microorganisms on the map. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 4(2), 102-112. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrmicro1341
Martiny, Jennifer B.Hughes ; Bohannan, Brendan J.M. ; Brown, James H. ; Colwell, Robert K. ; Fuhrman, Jed A. ; Green, Jessica L. ; Horner-Devine, M. Claire ; Kane, Matthew ; Krumins, Jennifer ; Kuske, Cheryl R. ; Morin, Peter J. ; Naeem, Shahid ; Øvreås, Lise ; Reysenbach, Anna Louise ; Smith, Val H. ; Staley, James T. / Microbial biogeography : Putting microorganisms on the map. In: Nature Reviews Microbiology. 2006 ; Vol. 4, No. 2. pp. 102-112.
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In: Nature Reviews Microbiology, Vol. 4, No. 2, 01.02.2006, p. 102-112.

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Martiny JBH, Bohannan BJM, Brown JH, Colwell RK, Fuhrman JA, Green JL et al. Microbial biogeography: Putting microorganisms on the map. Nature Reviews Microbiology. 2006 Feb 1;4(2):102-112. https://doi.org/10.1038/nrmicro1341