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Systematics: The Cohesive Nature of Bacterial Species Taxa
Current Biology (2019)
  • Frederick M Cohan
Abstract
survey of bacterial genomes suggests that the diversity within recognized species is constrained by a force of cohesion. However, recognized bacterial species do not adhere to another species-like property—that of being the newest lineages that can coexist indefinitely.
Keywords
  • species,
  • cohesion,
  • bacteria,
  • systematics,
  • species concept,
  • ecology,
  • metagenomics
Publication Date
March 4, 2019
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cub.2019.01.033
Citation Information
Frederick M Cohan. "Systematics: The Cohesive Nature of Bacterial Species Taxa" Current Biology Vol. 29 Iss. 5 (2019) p. R169 - R172
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/frederick_cohan/78/