Ocean plankton held hostage by pirate viruses

Viral infections could affect capture of a greenhouse gas

Synechococcus cyanobacteria

DON’T GET SICK  Some of the most important unsung microbes, Synechococcus cyanobacteria, are among the most prolific photosynthesizers on Earth — until they catch a virus.

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