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Author (up) Coles, V.J.; Stukel, M.R.; Brooks, M.T.; Burd, A.; Crump, B.C.; Moran, M.A.; Paul, J.H.; Satinsky, B.M.; Yager, P.L.; Zielinski, B.L.; Hood, R.R. doi  openurl
  Title Ocean biogeochemistry modeled with emergent trait-based genomics Type $loc['typeJournal Article']
  Year 2017 Publication Science (New York, N.Y.) Abbreviated Journal Science  
  Volume 358 Issue 6367 Pages 1149-1154  
  Keywords Atlantic Ocean; Biochemical Phenomena/genetics; Metabolic Networks and Pathways/*genetics; Metagenome; *Metagenomics; Microbial Consortia/*genetics; Models, Biological; Seawater/*microbiology; Transcriptome  
  Abstract Marine ecosystem models have advanced to incorporate metabolic pathways discovered with genomic sequencing, but direct comparisons between models and “omics” data are lacking. We developed a model that directly simulates metagenomes and metatranscriptomes for comparison with observations. Model microbes were randomly assigned genes for specialized functions, and communities of 68 species were simulated in the Atlantic Ocean. Unfit organisms were replaced, and the model self-organized to develop community genomes and transcriptomes. Emergent communities from simulations that were initialized with different cohorts of randomly generated microbes all produced realistic vertical and horizontal ocean nutrient, genome, and transcriptome gradients. Thus, the library of gene functions available to the community, rather than the distribution of functions among specific organisms, drove community assembly and biogeochemical gradients in the model ocean.  
  Address Horn Point Laboratory, University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), Post Office Box 775, Cambridge, MD 21613, USA  
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  Language English Summary Language Original Title  
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  ISSN 0036-8075 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
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  Call Number COAPS @ rl18 @ Serial 989  
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