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The Tiny Creature that Secretly Powers the Planet
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The Tiny Creature that Secretly Powers the Planet

The Tiny Creature that Secretly Powers the Planet
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The Tiny Creature that Secretly Powers the Planet

Oceanographer Penny Chisholm tells the story of a tiny ocean creature you've probably never heard of: Prochlorococcus, the most abundant photosynthetic species on the planet. A marine microbe that has existed for millions of years, Prochlorococcus wasn't discovered until the mid-1980s -- but its ancient genetic code may hold clues to how we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

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