News tagged with ecosystems

A new world discovered underground

One of the most detailed genetic studies of any ecosystem to date has uncovered incredible biological diversity among subsurface bacteria. Researchers reconstructed the complete sets of genetic material, or genomes, of more ...

dateJan 24, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Tracking Antarctic adaptations in diatoms

Diatoms are a common type of photosynthetic microorganism, found in many environments from marine to soil; in the oceans, they are responsible for more than a third of the global ocean carbon captured during photosynthesis. ...

dateJan 16, 2017 in Earth Sciences
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A new view of coral reefs

Earth's coral reefs teem with diverse forms of life, from microscopic phytoplankton to whale sharks. As much as one quarter of all ocean species depend on reefs for food or shelter—a remarkable statistic considering that ...

dateDec 20, 2016 in Environment
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