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Tiny Cells, Global Impact: A Journey of Discovery with a Microbe from the Sea

March 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

Phytoplankton–microscopic photosynthetic cells–form the base of ocean food webs. They are responsible for half the photosynthesis on Earth and thus play a central role in our planet’s metabolism. Discovered only three decades ago, Prochlorococcus is the smallest and most abundant member of the phytoplankton, manufacturing billions of tons of living biomass each year. Sallie Chisholm will discuss how this tiny microbe has helped scientists to understand the forces that shape ecosystems and to appreciate their genetic diversity.

Details

Date:
March 15
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/tiny-cells-global-impact-journey-discovery-microbe-sea

Venue

Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Phone:
617-496-1027

Organizer

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Phone:
(617) 495-3045
Email:
hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu
Website:
http://hmnh.harvard.edu/