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Science Daily: Resourceful microbes reign in world's oceans


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Using cutting-edge technology on a large scale for the first time, researchers have discovered that marine microbes are adapted to narrow and specialized niches, a finding pivotal to detecting and mitigating human impacts in the ocean. High-throughput single cell genomics was used read genetic information from microbes that were previously inaccessible to scientific investigation, opening a new chapter in exploring the microbial life that dominates marine ecosystems.

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