Our understanding of the ecology and evolution of bacteria and their viruses, bacteriophages, in multispecies contexts is limited. A new review paper summarizes what little we know and highlights the many open questions that remain.
Naming nature is necessary to generate and organize biological knowledge. With genetic data, identifying micro-eukaryote species is far less ambiguous now than it was just a few decades ago. Indeed, breakthroughs in reef coral research is improved with attention to the symbiont species.
Meta-genome assembled genomes provide insight to iron and carbon cycling of Southern Ocean prokaryotes - and what Mobydick has to do with it