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Diversity, ecology, and genomics of the Roseobacter clade: a short overview

Overview of attention for article published in Archives of Microbiology, February 2008
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Diversity, ecology, and genomics of the Roseobacter clade: a short overview
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Archives of Microbiology, February 2008
DOI 10.1007/s00203-008-0353-y
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Thorsten Brinkhoff, Helge-Ansgar Giebel, Meinhard Simon


Due to worldwide distribution, high abundance and availability of physiologically diverse isolates the Roseobacter clade is one of the most intensively studied groups of marine bacteria. Organisms of this clade have been detected in a large variety of habitats, from coastal regions to deep-sea sediments and from polar ice to tropical latitudes, and constitute up to 25% of the total bacterial community. Use of a multitude of organic compounds, sulfur oxidation, aerobic anoxygenic photosynthesis, oxidation of carbon monoxide, DMSP demethylation, and production of secondary metabolites are some of the important traits found in this clade. Physiological characteristics and the different isolation sources indicate that organisms of the Roseobacter clade occupy various ecological niches. Since the first description of Roseobacter spp. in 1991, 38 affiliated and validated genera have been described. More than half of these descriptions have been published within the last 3 years. Genome sequencing of currently 40 different strains demonstrates enormous interest in the genetic and metabolic diversity of these bacteria. Plasmids with an enormous size range are also widespread in the Roseobacter clade indicating an adaptive genomic structure. Comparisons with other highly relevant groups, like the SAR11 clade, have shown drastic differences in genome organization.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Germany 4 2%
Denmark 4 2%
United States 3 1%
Chile 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Hong Kong 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Unknown 227 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 62 25%
Researcher 56 23%
Student > Master 32 13%
Student > Bachelor 30 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 17 7%
Other 30 12%
Unknown 17 7%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 132 54%
Environmental Science 30 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 23 9%
Immunology and Microbiology 14 6%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 11 5%
Other 10 4%
Unknown 24 10%

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