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CME Research Program

Fundamental research done by Center investigators is focused on answering the following questions: (1) What genotypic and phenotypic characteristics influence competitive success in microbial populations and communities? (2) How is genetic diversity generated and maintained within microbial populations? (3) How do microorganisms adapt to adverse environmental conditions? (4) What is the extent of microbial diversity? (5) What is the spatial distribution of microbial genotypes and phenotypes in the environment? (6) How do the dynamics of trophic interactions influence the structure of microbial communities? This research is organized into the following five Thrust Groups:

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