Paper on Bacterial Diversity-Productivity relationships published in FEMS Microbiology

April 15, 2020

The study focused on differences in diversity-productivity relationships between free living bacteria in the water, and those living on particles suspended in the water.  The authors found that more diverse particle-associated bacterial communities were more productive, while the same pattern did not hold for free-living bacteria.  This shows the importance of microhabitats on suspended particles in increasing the productivity of bacterial communities by supporting greater diversity.

The study was a collaboration between the Biddanda Lab at GVSU and the Denef Lab at UM, and can be found here.

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