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Marine microbiology: Roommates in space and time

Proteomics analyses reveal how the long-term coexistence of the marine picocyanobacterium Synechococcus and the heterotroph Ruegeria pomeroyi, of the globally abundant marine Roseobacter group, is based on the mutual and beneficial recycling of inorganic and organic nitrogen compounds.

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  1. Meinhard Simon is at the Institute for Chemistry and Biology of the Marine Environment, University of Oldenburg, D-26111 Oldenburg, Germany.

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