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The Pareto principle : to what extent does it apply to resource acquisition in stable microbial communities and thereby steer their geno-/ecotype compositions and interactions between their members?

Authors
  • Timmis, Kenneth
  • Verstraete, Willy
  • Regina, Viduthalai Rasheedkhan
  • Hallsworth, John E.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2023
Source
Ghent University Institutional Archive
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English
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Abstract

The Pareto principle, or 20:80 rule, describes resource distribution in stable communities whereby 20% of community members acquire 80% of a key resource. In this Burning Question, we ask to what extent the Pareto principle applies to the acquisition of limiting resources in stable microbial communities; how it may contribute to our understanding of microbial interactions, microbial community exploration of evolutionary space, and microbial community dysbiosis; and whether it can serve as a benchmark of microbial community stability and functional optimality?

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