Si’s perspective on marine microscopic macroecology and eDNA in NERC’s Autumn Planet Earth magazine

Sequencing billions of creatures between trillions of grains of sand.

 Scientists have tended to assume that microbes are so small and move so easily from place to place that they are randomly spread about the planet, rather than distributed according to the kind of ecological rules that govern bigger organisms. By using DNA sequencing, Simon Creer and colleagues have revealed that’s not so – these tiny creatures aren’t so different to the larger life-forms we see every day. For full article, please read here.

Publication date: 28 September 2015