Prochlorococcus influences climate, ocean ecosystems and perhaps even evolution.

Meet the Most Abundant Photosynthesizing Cell in the Ocean

Prochlorococcus influences climate, ocean ecosystems and perhaps even evolution.

On March 9, Science magazine posted this video and a story about the work of Sallie W. (“Penny”) Chisholm, an investigator with the Simons Collaboration on Ocean Processes and Ecology (SCOPE). The coverage describes Chisholm’s decades-long research on Prochlorococcus, an ocean microorganism essential to healthy ecosystem functioning. A main goal of her work is to enhance understanding of energy and carbon flow in global oceans. A deeper understanding of Prochlorococcus — from its genome to its role in the ecosystem — can aid in understanding these larger oceanic systems.

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