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Resourceful Microbes Reign in World's Oceans
June 24, 2013
Using cutting-edge technology on a large scale for the first time, researchers led by Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences have discovered that marine microbes are adapted to narrow and specialized niches, a finding pivotal to detecting and mitigating human impacts in the ocean.
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
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