Rethinking the marine carbon cycle: Factoring in the multifarious lifestyles of microbes

  title={Rethinking the marine carbon cycle: Factoring in the multifarious lifestyles of microbes},
  author={Alexandra Z. Worden and Michael J. Follows and Stephen J. Giovannoni and Susanne Wilken and Amy E. Zimmerman and Patrick J. Keeling},
Changing tastes in marine microbe food webs Protists are single-celled organisms complete with nuclei, organelles, and symbionts, and possess a multiplicity of physiological talents. They are ubiquitous, abundant, and often neglected by science. Worden et al. review the challenges of understanding the role protists play in geochemical cycling in the oceans. These organisms can photosynthesize like plants, graze on bacteria and archaea, parasitize each other and bigger creatures, have sex, and… 
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