Refereed review article in scientific journal (A2)

Priorities for ocean microbiome research

List of AuthorsAbreu Andre, Bourgois Etienne, Gristwood Adam, Trouble Romain, Acinas Silvia G, Bork Peer, Boss Emmanuel, Bowler Chris, Budinich Marko, Chaffron Samuel, de Vargas Colomban, Delmont Tom O, Eveillard Damien, Guidi Lionel, Iudicone Daniele, Kandels Stephanie, Morlon Hélène, Lombard Fabien, Pepperkok Rainer, Karlusich Juan Jose Pierella, Piganeau Gwenael, Regimbeau Antoine, Sommeria-Klein Guilhem, Stemmann Lars, Sullivan Matthew B, Sunagawa Shinichi, Wincker Patrick, Zablocki Olivier, Arendt Detlev, Bilic Josipa, Finn Robert, Heard Edith, Rouse Brendan, Vamathevan Jessica, Casotti Raffaella, Cancio Ibon, Cunliffe Michael, Kervella Anne Emmanuelle, Kooistra Wiebe HCF, Obst Matthias, Pade Nicolas, Power Deborah M, Santi Ioulia, Tsagaraki Tatiana M, Vanaverbeke Jan; Tara Ocean Foundation; Tara Oceans; European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL); European Marine Biological Resource Centre - European Research Infrastructure Consortium (EMBRC-ERIC)

PublisherNature Portfolio

Publication year2022

JournalNature Microbiology

Journal name in sourceNATURE MICROBIOLOGY

Journal acronymNAT MICROBIOL

Volume number7

Issue number7

Start page937

End page947

Number of pages11





Studying the ocean microbiome can inform international policies related to ocean governance, tackling climate change, ocean acidification and pollution, and can help promote achievement of multiple Sustainable Development Goals.Microbial communities have essential roles in ocean ecology and planetary health. Microbes participate in nutrient cycles, remove huge quantities of carbon dioxide from the air and support ocean food webs. The taxonomic and functional diversity of the global ocean microbiome has been revealed by technological advances in sampling, DNA sequencing and bioinformatics. A better understanding of the ocean microbiome could underpin strategies to address environmental and societal challenges, including achievement of multiple Sustainable Development Goals way beyond SDG 14 'life below water'. We propose a set of priorities for understanding and protecting the ocean microbiome, which include delineating interactions between microbiota, sustainably applying resources from oceanic microorganisms and creating policy- and funder-friendly ocean education resources, and discuss how to achieve these ambitious goals.

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