Erratum. First Published: 18 May 2020; Full text; PDF; References; Request permissions ... The field of microbial ecology has been revolutionized in the past two decades by the introduction of molecular methods into the toolbox of the microbial ecologist.
However, today it is common knowledge that the vast majority of prokaryotes cannot be cultured in the laboratory by applying standard ... Molecular Ecology. Microbes matter: "Understanding the behaviour of complex microbial communities in their natural environments is key to improving human, animal and environmental health, and therefore quality of life.