Astounding diversity of marine microbes

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31 Jul 2006 - 18 Jan 2016
In a paper published in the USA by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences journal (July 31 online early edition), ICOMM scientists reveal marine microbial diversity may be some 10 to 100 times more than expected, and the vast majority are previously unknown, low-abundance organisms theorized to play an important role in the marine environment as part of a ""rare biosphere.""