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Symbiosis and the Evolution of Life in the Ocean

February 16, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Free

The discovery of microscopic life forms in the seventeenth century led to humankind’s understanding of microbes as the biochemical innovators of our world. Microbes have evolved exotic metabolisms that enable them to live in seemingly inhospitable places, and they inhabit nearly every animal and plant on Earth. Peter Girguis will lead a virtual tour of ocean microbial life and discuss how marine microbes influence the evolution of all life on Earth, even playing a role in the geological and geochemical composition of our planet.

Details

Date:
February 16, 2017
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
https://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/symbiosis-and-evolution-life-ocean

Venue

Harvard Museum of Natural History
26 Oxford St
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
Phone:
617-495-3045

Organizer

Harvard Museums of Science & Culture
Phone:
617-495-3045
Email:
hmscpr@hmsc.harvard.edu
Website:
www.hmnh.harvard.edu