Motility drives bacterial encounter with particles responsible for carbon export throughout the ocean
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Numerical abundance is often considered of primary importance when identifying microbial taxa that drive biogeochemical processes. However, there are a growing number of examples where numerically less abundant microbes carry out critical ecosystem processes. Here, we discuss a paradigmatic example and the mechanism that underpins it: how motility, by dramatically increasing encounter rate, allows otherwise rare microbes to be numerically dominant on particles that are responsible for vertical carbon export throughout the ocean. Show more
Journal / seriesLimnology and Oceanography Letters
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Organisational unit09467 - Stocker, Roman / Stocker, Roman
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