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Team Probes Mysteries of Oceanic Bacteria
March 3, 2008
Microbes living in the oceans play a critical role in regulating Earth's environment, but very little is known about their activities or how they work together to help control natural cycles of water, carbon and energy. A team of MIT researchers, led by professors Edward DeLong and Penny Chisholm, is trying to change that.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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