Funding Information Funding was received from the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (Northern Ireland), the research programme of the Kluyver Centre for Genomics of Industrial Fermentation which is part of the Netherlands Genomics Initiative/Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) for a Daphne Jackson Fellowship, BBSRC and Natural Environment Research Council United Kingdom projects BBF0034711 and NE/E016804/1 (respectively), and the Beaufort Marine Research Award for Marine Biodiscovery which is carried out under the Sea Change Strategy and the Strategy for Science Technology and Innovation (2006–2013), with the support of the Marine Institute, Ireland, and J.E.H. received a Prof. B. D. Tilak Fellowship from Institute of Chemical Technology-Mumbai, India.
The biology of habitat dominance; can microbes behave as weeds?
Article first published online: 22 JAN 2013
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Volume 6, Issue 5, pages 453–492, September 2013
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Cray, J. A., Bell, A. N. W., Bhaganna, P., Mswaka, A. Y., Timson, D. J. and Hallsworth, J. E. (2013), The biology of habitat dominance; can microbes behave as weeds?. Microbial Biotechnology, 6: 453–492. doi: 10.1111/1751-7915.12027
- Issue published online: 14 AUG 2013
- Article first published online: 22 JAN 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 3 DEC 2012
- Manuscript Received: 11 OCT 2012
- Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (Northern Ireland)
- Kluyver Centre for Genomics of Industrial Fermentation
- Netherlands Genomics Initiative/Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC). Grant Number: BBF0034711
- Natural Environment Research Council United Kingdom. Grant Number: NE/E016804/1
- Beaufort Marine Research Award for Marine Biodiscovery
Table S1. Examples of open habitats in which specific microbes attain dominance.
Table S2. Biology of microbial weeds compared with that of other ecophysiological groups.
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