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Most biodiversity in the world doesn’t exist as plants or animals, but as microorganisms. These organisms are vital to the functioning of all ecosystems, but we know very little about the identity and characteristics of Bacteria and Archaea in natural environments.
Microbial ecology is focused on characterizing the communities of microorganisms present in various environments, and elucidating the importance of these communities in processes such as organic matter decomposition and nutrient cycling. This interdisciplinary research integrates aspects of ecology and microbiology with molecular biology, phylogenetics, and evolutionary biology.
So, take a few minutes and look around the home page of the Jackson Lab for Microbial Ecology at The University of Mississippi.
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