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New genomic model defines microbes by diet

'The model we describe is useful in studying whole marine microbial communities, or metagenomes, to better understand how communities in specific locations are evolving,' said senior author Rick Cavicchioli of the University of New South Wales. 'In essence, by analysing and comparing the strategies of the dominant organisms we should have an idea of the carbon flux going through the environment which in turn will be affected by global warming.
 
 

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