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From Petri Dishes to Model Ecosystems

TitleFrom Petri Dishes to Model Ecosystems
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsSiemianowski, O, Lind, KR, Tian, XC, Cain, M, Xu, SZ, Ganapathysubramanian, B, Cademartiri, L
JournalTrends in Plant Science
Date Published05
Type of ArticleEditorial Material
ISBN Number1360-1385
Accession NumberWOS:000431001600005
Keywordsenvironment, Plant Sciences, plants

Model ecosystems could provide significant insight into the evolution and behavior of real ecosystems. We discuss the advantages and limitations of common approaches like mesocosms. In this context, we highlight recent breakthroughs that allow for the creation of networks of organisms with independently controlled environments and rates of chemical exchange.

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