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Caption: Flavobacteria (green) occur both free living and attached to microalgae in the North Sea. In this image, some flavobacterial cells accumulated around a microalgae cell (chloroplasts in red). All other cells are shown in blue. The technique of fluorescence in situ hybridization that was used in this image allows for the staining and visualization of bacteria in the intact sample without the need of prior cultivation. This image relates to a paper that appeared in the May 4, 2012, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by H. Teeling at the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany, and colleagues was titled, "Substrate-Controlled Succession of Marine Bacterioplankton Populations Induced by a Phytoplankton Bloom."
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