From the Deep


The ocean teems with life. Some of it is large, like the sperm whale, but other species are much, much smaller, and are often comprised of just one cell. Much of the diversity of marine microorganisms has been out of reach for researchers, as few of the microorganisms living beneath the waves can be easily cultured, leading genomics researchers to turn to metagenomic profiling of ribosomal DNA and, more recently, to sequencing single cells from those microorganisms.

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