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Caption: WHOI biogeochemist Mak Saito has been selected to receive the Marine Microbiology Initiative Investigator Award from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. Saito's research focuses on the nutritional requirements of metals in marine microbes, with an emphasis on their proteins. Metals are essential components in biogeochemical reactions, and their intense scarcity in seawater can have a profound effect on major natural cycles, such as the carbon and nitrogen cycles, and has resulted in unique adaptations.
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