• Date Awarded:
    Jul 2004
     
  • Amount:
    $4,559,443
     
  • Term:
    60 months
     
  • Grant ID:
    GBMF495
     
  • Funding Area:
    Science
     
 
 

This grant to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology supports the work of Dr. Chisholm into the ecology and evolution of the marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus. Commonly called blue-green algae, cyanobacteria are among the largest and most important groups of bacteria alive today. Outcomes for this grant include explanation of the ecotype genomics and diversity of the marine cyanobacterium Prochlorococcus, definition of Prochlorococcus ecotype growth factors, and examination of the relative fitnesses of mixed culture strains.

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