Title: Lack of Phylogeographic Structure in the Freshwater Cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa Suggests Global Dispersal
Authors: van Gremberghe, Ineke ×
Leliaert, Frederik
Mergeay, Joachim
Vanormelingen, Pieter
Van der Gucht, Katleen
Debeer, Ann-Eline
Lacerot, Gissell
De Meester, Luc
Vyverman, Wim #
Issue Date: May-2011
Publisher: Public Library of Sciene
Series Title: PLoS One vol:6 issue:5 pages:-
Article number: e19561
Abstract: Background: Free-living microorganisms have long been assumed to have ubiquitous distributions with little biogeographic signature because they typically exhibit high dispersal potential and large population sizes. However, molecular data provide contrasting results and it is far from clear to what extent dispersal limitation determines geographic structuring of microbial populations. We aimed to determine biogeographical patterns of the bloom-forming freshwater cyanobacterium Microcystis aeruginosa. Being widely distributed on a global scale but patchily on a regional scale, this prokaryote is an ideal model organism to study microbial dispersal and biogeography.
ISSN: 1932-6203
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
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