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Soils are arguably the most microbially diverse ecosystems. Physicochemical properties have been associated with the maintenance of this diversity. Yet, the role of microbial substrate specialization is largely unexplored since

Soils are arguably the most microbially diverse ecosystems. Physicochemical properties have been associated with the maintenance of this diversity. Yet, the role of microbial substrate specialization is largely unexplored since substrate utilization studies have focused on simple substrates, not the complex mixtures representative of the soil environment. Here we examine the exometabolite composition of desert biological soil crusts (biocrusts) and the substrate preferences of seven biocrust isolates.

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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1038/ncomms9289
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    Baran, R., Brodie, E. L., Mayberry-Lewis, J., Hummel, E., Rocha, U. N., Chakraborty, R., . . . Northen, T. R. (2015). Exometabolite niche partitioning among sympatric soil bacteria. Nature Communications, 6, 8289. doi:10.1038/ncomms9289

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