Scaling of species distribution explains the vast potential marine prokaryote diversity.

V. M. Eguíluz, Guillem Salazar, Juan Fernández-Gracia, John K. Pearman, Josep M Gasol, Silvia G Acinas, Shinichi Sunagawa, Xabier Irigoien, Carlos M. Duarte

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Global ocean expeditions have provided minimum estimates of ocean's prokaryote diversity, supported by apparent asymptotes in the number of prokaryotes with sampling effort, of about 40,000 species, representing
Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalScientific reports
Issue number1
StatePublished - Dec 10 2019

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Acknowledgements: Tis research was funded by the Malaspina Circumnavigation Expedition supported by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation through project Consolider-Ingenio Malaspina 2010 (CSD2008-00077) as well as King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) through baseline funding to C.M. Duarte and X. Irigoien; by Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) and Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER) through projects SPASIMM FIS2016-80067-P (AEI/FEDER, UE) and REMEI (CTM2015-70340-R); and by the
Spanish State Research Agency through the María de Maeztu Program for Units of Excellence in R&D (MDM2017-0711 to IFISC). S.S. is supported by the ETH and Helmut Horten Foundation. We thank Craig Michel for sequencing library preparation and Laura Casas for laboratory work. Further, we thank Naroa Aldanondo, Susana Carvalho, Amr Gusti, Karie Holtermann, Ioannis Georgakakis, Nazia Mojib and Tane Sinclair-Taylor as well as the personnel of the Coastal & Marine Resources core laboratory (CMOR) for their help in undertaking
the sampling.


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