Bacterial Model 2-D (SOM) Map (image) DOE/Joint Genome Institute Share Print E-Mail Caption This 2-D map shows clusters of organisms used in the study. The distance between colors is proportional to how different they are from each other, while the size of each black dot is proportional to the number of genomes occupying a cell in the map. Blue represents organisms that are adapted to extremely nutrient-poor environments while red represents organisms that are adapted to extremely nutrient-rich environments with a range of other colors representing intermediate strategies. Credit Image generated by Dr. Federico Lauro and Dr. Matthew Z. DeMaere, University of New South Wales. Usage Restrictions Please include photo credit when using this image Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.