Microorganisms play fundamental roles in all environments. Through their vast genetic, metabolic and physiological diversity, they drive global nutrient cycles, degrade waste material and pollutants and produce and consume greenhouse gases. These different aspects of diversity provide interesting and exciting scientific challenges and ensure that an understanding of the ecology of microbial communities, or microbiomes, is essential for predicting an ecosystem's ‘health’ and its resilience, whether in the human gut, agricultural soil or the open ocean.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences|
|Early online date||23 Mar 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 11 May 2020|