The emerging picture of microbes as gene-swapping collectives demands a revision of such concepts as organism, species and evolution itself.
- Pub Date:
- January 2007
- Quantitative Biology - Populations and Evolution;
- Condensed Matter - Statistical Mechanics
- Slightly expanded version of invited essay published in Nature. The most important addition is a complete set of references that could not be included in the published version due to space limitations and acknowledgment of the grant that supported our work