Monthly archives: August 2015

New paper published in Environmental Systems Research

Lourens Baas-Becking often doesn't get proper attribution for "everything is everywhere, but the environment selects" hypothesis.  Make sure to check out one of our exciting new papers testing his hypothesis by tracing the flow of genomic information between hot springs metagenomes.  Despite being separated by 10s-to-100s of miles, some of these hot springs harbor nearly identical fragments of microbial DNA.  In this paper, we employ a number of analytical tools and build lattice diffusion models to try to understand the mechanisms that are apparently quite successful at 'seeding' microbial DN[...]