Microbial oceanography in a sea of opportunity

TitleMicrobial oceanography in a sea of opportunity
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2009
AuthorsBowler, C, Karl, DM, Colwell, RR
Pagination180 - 184
Date Published05/2009
ISBN Number1476-4687

Plankton use solar energy to drive the nutrient cycles that make the planet habitable for larger organisms. We can now explore the diversity and functions of plankton using genomics, revealing the gene repertoires associated with survival in the oceans. Such studies will help us to appreciate the sensitivity of ocean systems and of the ocean's response to climate change, improving the predictive power of climate models.

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