Question 1: Are microbial communities with greater functional redundancy expected to be more or less resistant to environmental impacts? Please justify your answer, providing at least one example in detail.
Question 2: Explain microbial processes in soil OR in the ocean which can lead to carbon sequestration from the atmosphere, detailing factors that can influence carbon sequestration in the system you discuss.
Question 3: Provide one example in which a microbial group from soil OR oceans is thought to be associated with increased carbon sequestration.
Microbial communities are groups of microorganisms that share a common living space. The microbial populations that form the community can interact in different ways, for example as predators and prey or as symbionts.