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New model reveals adaptations of world's most abundant ocean microbe


November 15, 2016

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Researchers at the University of Hawaii and Chalmers University of Technology developed a computer model that takes into account hundreds of genes, chemical reactions and compounds required for the survival of Prochlorococcus, the most abundant photosynthetic microbe on the planet. They found that Prochlorococcus has made extensive alterations to its metabolism as a way to reduce its dependence on phosphorus.Full Story

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University of Hawaii at Manoa

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