A vision for a 'microbcentric' future

Microbial Biotechnology
Ricardo Cavicchioli

Abstract

Microbes are the most abundant lifeforms on the planet and perform functions critical for all other life to exist. Environmental 'omic' technologies provide the capacity to discover the 'what, how and why' of indigenous species. However, in order to accurately interpret this data, sound conceptual frameworks are required. Here I argue that our understanding of microbes will advance much more effectively if we adopt a microbcentric, and not anthropocentric view of the world.

References

Jun 20, 2019·Nature Reviews. Microbiology·Ricardo CavicchioliNicole S Webster

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