Title

Biophysical model of prokaryotic diversity in geothermal hot springs

Document Type

Journal Article

Role

author

Standard Number

1063-651X

Journal Title

Physical Review. E

Volume

85

Issue

2

First Page

21911

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

This work presents computational studies of the diversity of microorganism in geothermal hot springs, where genetically distinct strains of bacteria live along gradients in temperature. By combining population biology and artificial evolution models with experimental biophysical data for growth rate and photosynthetic temperature dependence, we were able to reproduce detailed population profiles from actual field microbiology surveys. --author-supplied description

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