COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Mystery solved: Marine microbe is source of rare nutrient
Description: Roughly a decade ago scientists discovered a rare form of organic phosphorus in marine organic matter called phosphonate. Scientists hypothesized that phosphonate is produced and consumed in the ocean, but no one understood where it came from and why it was so abundant. A new study reveals the source to be a species of phytoplankton. [Source: EurekaAlert]
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Source: EurekaAlert
Publish Date: 9/29/2009
Reading Level: Basic
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