Contact: Lindsay Jolivet
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research
Caption: This is Emiliana huxleyi, a marine phytoplankton whose blooms can grow so large they are visible from space. The researchers found it does not require vitamin B1 to grow, as previously thought.
Credit: Photo by Bjoern Rost, Alfred Wegener Institut
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