The symposium, "Microbial Diversity in Time and Space," was held in the Sanjo Conference Hall, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan, October 24-26, 1994. The symposium was organized under the auspices of the Japanese Society of Microbial Ecology and co-sponsored by the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS), International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS), International Committee on Microbial Ecology (ICOME), and the Japanese Society of Ecology. The aim of the symposium was to stress the importance of the global role of microorganisms in developing and maintaining biodiversity. Twenty-four speakers from seven countries presented papers in the symposium and in the workshop, "Microbial Diversity and Cycling of Bioelements," that followed the symposium. Papers presented at the symposium are published in this proceedings. Discussions of the workshop, which were energetic and enthusiastic, are also summarized in this proceedings. The symposium provided an opportunity to address the role of microorganisms in global cycles and as the basic support ofbiodiversity on the planet. Previously unrecognized as both contributing to and sustaining biodiversity, microorganisms are now considered to be primary elements of, and a driving force in, biodiversity. Financial support was provided for the symposium by the CIBA GEIGY Foundation for the Promotion of Science, Naito Foundation, and the Uchida Foundation of the Ocean Research Institute, University of Tokyo. Support from these foundations is gratefully acknowledged. CONTENTS Microbial Biodiversity-Global Aspects ................................. 1 Rita R. Colwell 2. Importance of Community Relationships in Biodiversity ...................
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Table of ContentsIntroduction (R.R. Colwell). Scope of Microbial Diversity: Importance of the Diversity of Community Relations (H. Kawanabe). Evolution of Microbial Diversity: From Strains to Domains: Measuring the Degree of Phylogenetic Diversity among Prokaryotic Species and as yet Uncultured Strains (E. Stackebrandt). Diversity of Viruses (M. Hatanaka). The Evolution of Fungal Diversity: Past, Present, and Future (A.Y. Rossman). Mutual Interaction and Microbial Diversity: Symbiosis in Termites (I. Yamaoka). The Role of Microorganisms in Tritophic Interaction Systems Consisting of Plants, Herbivores, and Carnivores (M. Dicke). Sensitivity Analysis in Microbial Communities (H. Nakajima, Z. Kawabata). Microbial Diversity in Environments: Adaptation of Soybean Bradyrhizobia to the Brazilian Edaphic Savanna (M.C.P. Neves et al.). Viruses and DNA in Marine Environments (J.H. Paul). Diversity of Naturallyoccurring Prokaryotes: A Beginning (E.F. DeLong). Workshop 'Microbial Diversity and Cycling of Bioelements': Image Analysis of Bacterial Cell Size Diversity (K. Kato). Microbial Diversity and Cycling of Nitrogen in Soil Ecosystem (T. Ueda, K. Inubushi). 6 additional articles. Index.