|Title||Code and context: Prochlorococcus as a model for cross-scale biology.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2007|
|Authors||Coleman, ML, Chisholm, SW|
|Date Published||2007 Sep|
|Keywords||Adaptation, Physiological, Ecology, Genome, Archaeal, Light, Phosphorus, Prochlorococcus|
Prochlorococcus is a simple cyanobacterium that is abundant throughout large regions of the oceans, and has become a useful model for studying the nature and regulation of biological diversity across all scales of complexity. Recent work has revealed that environmental factors such as light, nutrients and predation influence diversity in different ways, changing our image of the structure and dynamics of the global Prochlorococcus population. Advances in metagenomics, transcription profiling and global ecosystem modeling promise to deliver an even greater understanding of this system and further demonstrate the power of cross-scale systems biology.
|Alternate Journal||Trends Microbiol.|