Monday, April 11, 2016

Microorganisms battle it out within algal blooms

Jed Fuhrman and David Needham of biological sciences discover that algal blooms in the ocean encompass microscopic skirmishes, with the front lines shifting on a daily basis.

By Robert Perkins - March 8, 2016

A microscopic image shows the type of phytoplankton and bacteria observed by USC researchers during a study of algal blooms. Photo courtesy of David Needham and Jed Fuhrman.

An unseen war raging among the ocean’s tiniest organisms has significant implications for understanding the ocean’s role in climate change, according to a new study...

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