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Genes From Tiny Marine Algae Suggest Unsuspected Avenues for New Research


April 9, 2009

microscope image of micromonas By sequencing the DNA of two tiny marine algae, a team of scientists has opened up a myriad of possibilities for new research in algal physiology, plant biology and marine ecology. Full Story

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