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Francesco Carrara, Andrea Giometto, Mathew Seymour, Andrea Rinaldo, and Florian Altermatt. 2015. Experimental evidence for strong stabilizing forces at high functional diversity of aquatic microbial communities. Ecology 96:13401350. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/14-1324.1

Appendix D. Productivity for the six experimental replicates of the 11-species setup.

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Fig. D1. Productivity for the six experimental replicates of the 11-species setup. In our interaction experiment, only one species (Spirostomum sp.) went extinct from the 11-species community in all six replicates, whereas all other remaining 10 species persisted in at least one replicate. (a) Variability in community biomass production between the six experimental replicates of the 11-species setup. (b) Productivity rescaled to each species' carrying capacity. Species order is the same as in Fig. 2A. Species belonging to the same functional group share similar colors (red colors = small bacterivorous, blue colors = large bacterivorous, green colors = mixotrophs). A complete additive community (A = 1, dashed line) would result in a normalized productivity equal to species richness (i.e., 11, all experimentally observed values are lower).


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