COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Unusual Symbiosis Discovered in Marine Microorganisms
Description: Scientists have discovered an unusual symbiosis between tiny single-celled algae and highly specialized bacteria in the ocean. The partnership plays an important role in fertilizing the oceans by taking nitrogen from the atmosphere and "fixing" it into a form that other organisms can use. [Source: National Science Foundation]
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Source: National Science Foundation
Publish Date: 9/20/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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