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

March 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 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 6
Time:
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
http://hmnh.harvard.edu/event/tiny-cells-global-impact-journey-discovery-microbe-sea

Venue

Geological Lecture Hall
24 Oxford St.
Cambridge, MA

Organizer

Harvard Museum of Natural History
Phone:
617-496-1027
Email:
hmnh@hmsc.harvard.edu
Website:
http://hmnh.harvard.edu/