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Extending genomics to natural communities and ecosystems


Whitham, TG and DiFazio, SP and Schweitzer, J and Shuster, SM and Allan, GJ and Bailey, J and Woolbright, SA, Extending genomics to natural communities and ecosystems, Science, 320, (5875) pp. 492-495 . ISSN 0036-8075 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1126/science.1153918


An important step in the integration of ecology and genomics is the progression from molecular studies of relatively simple model systems to complex field systems. The recent availability of sequenced genomes from key plants is leading to a new understanding of the molecular drivers of community composition and ecosystem processes. As genome sequences accumulate for species that form intimate associations in nature, a detailed view may emerge as to how these associations cause changes among species at the nucleotide level. This advance could dramatically alter views about the structure and evolution of communities and ecosystems.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Evolutionary biology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Other environmental management
Objective Field:Other environmental management not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Schweitzer, J (Dr Jen Schweitzer)
UTAS Author:Bailey, J (Associate Professor Joe Bailey)
ID Code:73654
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:150
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-10-19
Last Modified:2012-02-27

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