Ocean acidification may hamper food web’s nitrogen-fixing heroes

Earlier experimental glitches rearing Trichodesmium microbes may explain past conflicting results

aerial view of Trichodesmium microbes

SEA CHANGE  A rethink of earlier studies suggests trouble ahead for a major player in ocean nutrient cycles, the nitrogen-fixing Trichodesmium microbes, which can grow in abundance as seen is this image (pale streaks).

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