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Microbiological oceanography

Hidden in a sea of microbes

The photosynthetic activities of bacteria in the oceans are more diverse than previously thought. A full picture of the marine energy budget will require their separate contributions to be teased apart.

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Figure 1: A current view of the complex relationships between sunlight, biological energy production and dissolved organic matter (DOM) in the open sea.


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