Keystone taxa as drivers of microbiome structure and functioning

Banerjee, Samiran and Schlaeppi, Klaus and van der Heijden, Marcel G. A.. (2018) Keystone taxa as drivers of microbiome structure and functioning. Nature Reviews Microbiology, 16 (9). pp. 567-576.

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Microorganisms have a pivotal role in the functioning of ecosystems. Recent studies have shown that microbial communities harbour keystone taxa, which drive community composition and function irrespective of their abundance. In this Opinion article, we propose a definition of keystone taxa in microbial ecology and summarize over 200 microbial keystone taxa that have been identified in soil, plant and marine ecosystems, as well as in the human microbiome. We explore the importance of keystone taxa and keystone guilds for microbiome structure and functioning and discuss the factors that determine their distribution and activities.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Biologie > Plant-Microbe Interaction (Schl├Ąppi)
UniBasel Contributors:Schl├Ąppi, Klaus Bernhard
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Nature Publishing Group
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
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