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Bacteria dispersal by hitchhiking on zooplankton

H.-P Grossart, C Dziallas, F Leunert, K. W Tang, Kam Tang Orcid Logo

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Volume: 107, Issue: 26, Pages: 11959 - 11964

Swansea University Author: Kam Tang Orcid Logo

Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 0027-8424 1091-6490
Published: 2010
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Item Description: Conventionally, bacteria and zooplankton are portrayed as disparate functional groups only weakly and indirectly linked via nutrient cycling and trophic cascade. This study shows that by hitch-hiking on zooplankton, bacteria can travel over long distances and across physical barriers that are otherwise impenetrable to them. This has important implications for bacterial survival and diversity maintenance, and pathogen dispersal in the environment.
College: Faculty of Science and Engineering
Issue: 26
Start Page: 11959
End Page: 11964