Network Representation of Global Microbial Communities (image) Universidad de Concepción Share Print E-Mail Caption Network representation of the cohesion and separation of microbial communities or microbiomes (colored circles) by redox traits (left) versus taxonomical information (right). Differerent colors indicate different types of ecosystems (e.g., blue shades correspond to marine ecosystems and cyan to animal-associated microbiomes). Note that the organization of microbiomes is significantly better represented by redox traits than by taxonomical information. Credit Salvador Ramirez-Flandes Usage Restrictions Use of image subject to author authorization 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.