Sailing the Seas in Search of Microbes
Sailing the Seas in Search of Microbes
Projects aimed at collecting big data about the ocean’s tiniest life forms continue to expand our view of the seas.
Sailing the Seas in Search of Microbes
Sailing the Seas in Search of Microbes

Projects aimed at collecting big data about the ocean’s tiniest life forms continue to expand our view of the seas.

Projects aimed at collecting big data about the ocean’s tiniest life forms continue to expand our view of the seas.

marine microbes
Picozoans Are Algae After All: Study
Picozoans Are Algae After All: Study
Christie Wilcox | May 6, 2021
Phylogenomics data place the enigmatic plankton in the middle of the algal family tree, despite their apparent lack of plastids—an organelle characteristic of all other algae.
Image of the Day: Cooperative Sponges
Image of the Day: Cooperative Sponges
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 15, 2019
Mycale grandis teams up with microbes housed inside it to gather nutrients.
Image of the Day: Stowaway
Image of the Day: Stowaway
Chia-Yi Hou | Jun 26, 2019
Previously undetected cyanobacteria are symbionts of dinoflagellates.
A New Role for Marine Archaea
A New Role for Marine Archaea
Catherine Offord | Jul 1, 2016
Researchers discover acetogenesis in archaea, suggesting an important role for these little-studied organisms in generating organic carbon below the seafloor.