Priorities for ocean microbiome research

Abreu, A; Bourgois, E; Gristwood, A; Trouble, R; Acinas, SG; Bork, P; Boss, E; Bowler, C; Budinich, M; Chaffrom, S; de Vargas, C; Delmont, TO; Eveillard, D; Guidi, L; Ludicone, D; Kandels, S; Morlon, H; Lombard, F; Pepperkok, R; Karlusich, JJP; Piganeau, G; Regimbeau, A; Sommeria-Klein, G; Stemmann, L; Sullivan, MB; Sunagawa, S; Wincker, P; Zablocki, O; Arendt, D; Bilic, J; Finn, R; Heard, E; Rouse, B; Vamathevan, J; Casotti, R; Cancio, I; Cunliffe, M; Kervella, AE; Kooistra, WHCF; Obst, M; Pade, N; Power, DM; Santi, I; Tsagaraki, TM; Vanaverbeke, J. 2022 Priorities for ocean microbiome research. Nature Microbiology, 7 (7). 937-947. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-022-01145-5

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Abstract/Summary

Microbial communities have essential roles in ocean ecology and planetary health. Microbes participate in nutrient cycles, remove huge quantities of carbon dioxide from the air and support ocean food webs. The taxonomic and functional diversity of the global ocean microbiome has been revealed by technological advances in sampling, DNA sequencing and bioinformatics. A better understanding of the ocean microbiome could underpin strategies to address environmental and societal challenges, including achievement of multiple Sustainable Development Goals way beyond SDG 14 ‘life below water’. We propose a set of priorities for understanding and protecting the ocean microbiome, which include delineating interactions between microbiota, sustainably applying resources from oceanic microorganisms and creating policy- and funder-friendly ocean education resources, and discuss how to achieve these ambitious goals.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Additional Keywords: Environmental Sciences, Water Microbiology, Microbiome Research, Microbiol Communities
Subjects: Biology
Ecology and Environment
Marine Sciences
Oceanography
Divisions: Marine Biological Association of the UK > Knowledge Exchange
Depositing User: Tamar Atkinson
Date made live: 09 Aug 2022 14:51
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2022 14:51
URI: http://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/9768

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