Marine bacteria take in carbon dioxide through photosynthesis

Knowing whether or not marine microbes engage in photosynthesis—the use of sunlight to turn carbon dioxide and water into energy—could help scientists to learn if ocean bacteria play a role in the global carbon cycle.

Shift work helps marine microbes share scarce ocean resources

Though they may be small, microorganisms are the most abundant form of life in the ocean. Marine microbes are responsible for making roughly half of the organic carbon that's usable by life. Many marine microbes live near ...

Making a meal of DNA in the seafloor

While best known as the code for genetic information, DNA is also a nutrient for specialized microbes. An international team of researchers led by Kenneth Wasmund and Alexander Loy from the University of Vienna has discovered ...

Scientists discover function of microbes living in oysters

Scientists from the University of Rhode Island have taken the first steps toward understanding the function of microbes that live on and in Eastern oysters, which may have implications for oyster health and the management ...

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