Evolutionary constraints on species diversity in marine bacterioplankton communities

Hsiao Pei Lu, Yi Chun Yeh, Fuh Kwo Shiah, Gwo Ching Gong, Chih hao Hsieh

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Variation in microbial species diversity has typically been explained as the outcome of local ecological factors driving species coexistence, overlooking the roles of evolutionary constraints. Here, we argue that macro-evolutionary niche conservatism and unequal diversification rates among phylum-level lineages are strong determinants of diversity–environment relationships in bacterial systems. That is, apart from stochasticity, environmental effects operate most strongly on phylum composition, which in turn dictates the species diversity of bacterial communities. This concept is demonstrated using bacterioplankton in the surface seawaters of the East China Sea. Furthermore, we show that the species richness of a local bacterioplankton community can generally be estimated based on the relative abundances of phyla and their contributions of species numbers in the global seawater pool—highlighting the important influence of evolutionary constraints on local community diversity.

頁(從 - 到)1032-1041
期刊ISME Journal
出版狀態Published - 2019 4月 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 微生物學
  • 生態學、進化論、行為學與系統學


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