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dc.contributor.authorAbs, Elsa
dc.contributor.authorLeman, Hélène
dc.contributor.authorFerrière, Régis
dc.date.accessioned2021-01-09T02:05:26Z
dc.date.available2021-01-09T02:05:26Z
dc.date.issued2020-09-21
dc.identifier.citationAbs, E., Leman, H., & Ferrière, R. (2020). A multi-scale eco-evolutionary model of cooperation reveals how microbial adaptation influences soil decomposition. Communications biology, 3(1), 1-13.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2399-3642
dc.identifier.pmid32958833
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/s42003-020-01198-4
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/650681
dc.description.abstractThe decomposition of soil organic matter (SOM) is a critical process in global terrestrial ecosystems. SOM decomposition is driven by micro-organisms that cooperate by secreting costly extracellular (exo-)enzymes. This raises a fundamental puzzle: the stability of microbial decomposition in spite of its evolutionary vulnerability to "cheaters"-mutant strains that reap the benefits of cooperation while paying a lower cost. Resolving this puzzle requires a multi-scale eco-evolutionary model that captures the spatio-temporal dynamics of molecule-molecule, molecule-cell, and cell-cell interactions. The analysis of such a model reveals local extinctions, microbial dispersal, and limited soil diffusivity as key factors of the evolutionary stability of microbial decomposition. At the scale of whole-ecosystem function, soil diffusivity influences the evolution of exo-enzyme production, which feeds back to the average SOM decomposition rate and stock. Microbial adaptive evolution may thus be an important factor in the response of soil carbon fluxes to global environmental change. Abs et al. develop a multi-scale model to explain the evolution of microbial cooperation driving the decomposition of soil organic matter. Their model shows that the evolutionary stability of decomposition depends on a combination of local extinctions, microbial dispersal, and limited soil diffusivity.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherNATURE RESEARCHen_US
dc.rights© The Author(s) 2020. This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.en_US
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.titleA multi-scale eco-evolutionary model of cooperation reveals how microbial adaptation influences soil decompositionen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.eissn2399-3642
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniv Arizona, Dept Ecol & Evolutionary Biolen_US
dc.identifier.journalCOMMUNICATIONS BIOLOGYen_US
dc.description.noteOpen access journalen_US
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dc.eprint.versionFinal published versionen_US
dc.source.journaltitleCommunications biology
dc.source.volume3
dc.source.issue1
dc.source.beginpage520
dc.source.endpage
refterms.dateFOA2021-01-09T02:05:39Z
dc.source.countryEngland


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