COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Global Warming, a Dead Zone and Mysterious Bacteria
Description: It's natural for bacteria to deplete nitrogen in oxygen minimum zones (OMZs), ocean regions that have no detectable O2. But as climate change progresses, OMZs are ballooning, and that depletion is on the rise, drawing researchers to study it and possible ramifications for the global environment. Now, a research team has discovered members of a highly prolific bacteria group known as SAR11 living in the world's largest oxygen minimum zone. The team has produced unambiguous evidence that the bacteria play a major role in denitrification. [Source: Georgia Tech]
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Source: Georgia Tech
Publish Date: 8/3/2016
Reading Level: Basic
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