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Research Article

Phylogenetic Diversity Theory Sheds Light on the Structure of Microbial Communities

  • James P. O'Dwyer mail,

    jodwyer@santafe.edu

    Affiliations: Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America, Institute for Ecology and Evolution, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Steven W. Kembel,

    Affiliations: Institute for Ecology and Evolution, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America, Départment des sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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  • Jessica L. Green

    Affiliations: Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America, Institute for Ecology and Evolution, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Published: December 20, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1002832

About the Authors

James P. O'Dwyer, Jessica L. Green
Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States of America
James P. O'Dwyer, Steven W. Kembel, Jessica L. Green
Institute for Ecology and Evolution, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon, United States of America
Steven W. Kembel
Départment des sciences biologiques, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: jodwyer@santafe.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JPO SWK JLG. Performed the experiments: JPO SWK JLG. Analyzed the data: JPO SWK JLG. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JPO SWK JLG. Wrote the paper: JPO SWK JLG.