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Microbe Understudies Await Their Turn in the Limelight


January 11, 2010

Lost City chimney Poseidon On the marine microbial stage, there appears to be a vast, varied group of understudies only too ready to step in when "star" microbes falter. Work led by the University of Washington provides the first evidence that microorganisms can be rare for long periods before completely turning the tables to become dominant when ecosystems change. Full Story

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