Psychotherapy for Plankton
MMI grantee explains relationships between marine microorganisms and cycles of metals in the oceans
Sep. 29, 2011
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation's Marine Microbiology Initiative supports Dr. Mak Saito at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute to study the relationships between marine microorganisms and the cycles of various metals in the ocean environment. Metals are important because they are found in key nutrients -- vitamin B12, for example, contains cobalt. This fanciful story for Oceanus Magazine by Erin Bertrand explains the relationship of a diatom to vitamin B12, which is critical for its survival.
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