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New research finds ocean's most abundant organisms have clear daily cycles

July 10, 2014

electron micrograph of marine planktonic microbes Researchers working at Station ALOHA, a deep ocean study site 100 km north of Oahu, observed different species of free-living, heterotrophic bacteria turning on diel cycling genes at slightly different times--suggesting a wave of transcriptional activity that passes through the ocean microbial community each day. Full Story

University of Hawaii at Manoa

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