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dc.contributor.authorBoon, E.
dc.contributor.authorMeehan, Conor J.
dc.contributor.authorWhidden, C.
dc.contributor.authorWong, D. H.-J.
dc.contributor.authorLangille, M.G.I.
dc.contributor.authorBeiko, R.G.
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-10T10:14:57Z
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-26T12:20:03Z
dc.date.available2019-09-10T10:14:57Z
dc.date.available2019-09-26T12:20:03Z
dc.date.issued2014-01-01
dc.identifier.citationBoon E, Meehan CJ, Whidden C et al (2014) Interactions in the microbiome: communities of organisms and communities of genes. FEMS Microbiology Reviews. 38(1): 90-118.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/17259
dc.descriptionYesen_US
dc.description.abstractA central challenge in microbial community ecology is the delineation of appropriate units of biodiversity, which can be taxonomic, phylogenetic, or functional in nature. The term ‘community’ is applied ambiguously; in some cases, the term refers simply to a set of observed entities, while in other cases, it requires that these entities interact with one another. Microorganisms can rapidly gain and lose genes, potentially decoupling community roles from taxonomic and phylogenetic groupings. Trait-based approaches offer a useful alternative, but many traits can be defined based on gene functions, metabolic modules, and genomic properties, and the optimal set of traits to choose is often not obvious. An analysis that considers taxon assignment and traits in concert may be ideal, with the strengths of each approach offsetting the weaknesses of the other. Individual genes also merit consideration as entities in an ecological analysis, with characteristics such as diversity, turnover, and interactions modeled using genes rather than organisms as entities. We identify some promising avenues of research that are likely to yield a deeper understanding of microbial communities that shift from observation-based questions of ‘Who is there?’ and ‘What are they doing?’ to the mechanistically driven question of ‘How will they respond?’en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttps://doi.org/10.1111/1574-6976.12035en_US
dc.rights(c) 2014 John Wiley & Sons. This is an Open Access article distributed under the Creative Commons CC-BY-NC-ND licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/)en_US
dc.subjectMicrobial communitiesen_US
dc.subjectMetagenomicsen_US
dc.subjectGenome evolutionen_US
dc.subjectTrait-based ecologyen_US
dc.subjectBlack Queen hypothesisen_US
dc.subjectPublic Goods hypothesisen_US
dc.titleInteractions in the microbiome: communities of organisms and communities of genesen_US
dc.status.refereedYesen_US
dc.date.Accepted2013-07-10
dc.date.application2013-08
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.versionPublished versionen_US
dc.date.updated2019-09-10T09:14:58Z
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