- A keystone predator controls bacterial diversity in the pitcher-plant (Sarracenia purpurea) microecosystemCeleste N Peterson
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
Environ Microbiol 10:2257-66. 2008..smithii and increased with increasing pitcher size. Our results suggest that fundamental ecological concepts derived from macroscopic food webs can also be used to predict the bacterial assemblages in pitcher plants...
- Bacterial diversity across individual lichensAlexandra A Mushegian
Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
Appl Environ Microbiol 77:4249-52. 2011..Centers of lichens house richer, more consistent assemblages than species-poor and compositionally disparate lichen edges, suggesting that ecological succession plays a role in structuring these communities...