Niche adaptation in ocean cyanobacteria

Citation:
Ferris, MJ, Palenik B.  1998.  Niche adaptation in ocean cyanobacteria. Nature. 396:226-228.

Date Published:

Nov 19

Abstract:

Small unicellular cyanobacteria (Synechococcus and Prochlorococcus ) are the most abundant photosynthetic microorganisms in the world's oceans, yet we know little of the genetic structure of these populations. Here we show that distinct clades of Prochlorococcus, and possibly of Synechococcus, are adapted to their specific surface and deep oceanic niches.

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DOI:

10.1038/24297