linkedin post 2018-03-05 05:59:10

MINOR PLAYERS IN UNPEAR-SHAPED WORLD. “Prokaryotes comprise about half the biomass of the non-viral biosphere and nearly all of its physiological biodiversity (defined in terms of diversity of tolerated ecological conditions and biochemical capacities). To paraphrase Weinberg, our biosphere is mostly biological dark matter.” (Half the biomass is understated: today, we have only described, let alone characterized, <1% of this realm).
https://standardsingenomics.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40793-016-0180-8

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