Contact: Franny White
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Caption: This is a side and overhead view of the microscopic marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana. PNNL scientists used this species to develop a fluorescent biosensor that changes its glow in the presence of the sugar ribose.
Credit: Nils Kröger, Universität Regensburg
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