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Merging metagenomics and geochemistry reveals environmental controls on biological diversity and evolution

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Ecology, May 2014
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Title
Merging metagenomics and geochemistry reveals environmental controls on biological diversity and evolution
Published in
BMC Ecology, May 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6785-14-16
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Eric B Alsop, Eric S Boyd, Jason Raymond

Abstract

The metabolic strategies employed by microbes inhabiting natural systems are, in large part, dictated by the physical and geochemical properties of the environment. This study sheds light onto the complex relationship between biology and environmental geochemistry using forty-three metagenomes collected from geochemically diverse and globally distributed natural systems. It is widely hypothesized that many uncommonly measured geochemical parameters affect community dynamics and this study leverages the development and application of multidimensional biogeochemical metrics to study correlations between geochemistry and microbial ecology. Analysis techniques such as a Markov cluster-based measure of the evolutionary distance between whole communities and a principal component analysis (PCA) of the geochemical gradients between environments allows for the determination of correlations between microbial community dynamics and environmental geochemistry and provides insight into which geochemical parameters most strongly influence microbial biodiversity.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Brazil 2 2%
Germany 1 1%
Chile 1 1%
Switzerland 1 1%
India 1 1%
New Zealand 1 1%
Unknown 87 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 22 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 18%
Student > Master 13 14%
Student > Bachelor 8 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 7%
Other 18 19%
Unknown 9 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 50 53%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 20 21%
Environmental Science 8 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 4 4%
Chemistry 1 1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 11 12%

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#16,626,226
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