Evidence for strong environmental control on bacterial microbiomes of Antarctic springtails

Leo C, Nardi F, Cucini C, Frati F, Convey P, Weedon JT, Roelofs D, Carapelli A.
Sci Rep. 2021 Feb 3;11(1):2973. doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-82379-x. PMID: 33536493
Equally significant are their associated microbiomes, that can contribute to key metabolic functions. In the present study, we investigated the bacterial community composition of four Antarctic springtail species to assess if and how the extreme Antarctic environment