Why study marine microbes?
The oceans cover approximately 139 million square miles - roughly 71% of the
earth's surface. Marine Microbiology plays a very important role in
generating new knowledge regarding the composition, function, and ecological
role of microbial communities in providing the basis of the ocean's food webs
and in facilitating the flow of nitrogen, carbon, and energy in the ocean.
TALK ABOUT RELATIVE ABUNDANCE OF VIRUSES, BACTERIA, AND PROTISTS.
-some materials obtained from the Moore Foundation-
What sorts of organisms
What is the most common genome in the ocean?
Dr. Ed Delong
Dr. Eric Wommack
Thermal Biology Institute
Dr. Colleen Cavenaugh
Dr. John Hobbie
Dr. John Waterbury
Dr. Norman Pace
Why are they important?
CO2, global warming and microbes
Global carbon sinks
NSF Microbial Observatories
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