Ocean’s living carbon pumps: When viruses attack giant algal blooms, global carbon cycles are affected
Posted by Oceanography News -- ScienceDaily on 21 October, 2014
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By some estimates, almost half of the world's organic carbon is fixed by marine organisms called phytoplankton -- single-celled photosynthetic organisms that account for less than one percent of the total photosynthetic biomass on Earth. When giant algal blooms get viral infections, global carbon cycles are affected, scientists have now discovered....