Prochlorococcus marinus

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A marine cyanobacterium that is ubiquitous in the upper 100 m of oceans that occur in a latitudinal band from 40°N to 40°S. This is the most abundant species on earth, and over half of the total chlorophyll in the ocean surface is contained in these organisms. See chlorophyll, Cyanobacteria.

Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.

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