COSEE Ocean Systems: News
MBL Scientists Find "Bipolar" Distribution of Marine Bacteria, Refuting Idea that "Everything is Everywhere"
Description: In another blow to the "Everything is Everywhere" tenet of bacterial distribution in the ocean, scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have found "bipolar" species of bacteria that occur in the Arctic and Antarctic, but nowhere else. And, surprisingly, they found even fewer bipolar species than would turn up by chance if marine bacteria were randomly distributed everywhere. "That suggests that there are forces that are limiting the dispersal of bacteria in the ocean. [Source: Marine Biological Laboratory News]
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Source: Marine Biological Laboratory News
Publish Date: 1/14/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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