Planet-Transforming Microbes Cycle Carbon: Understanding how Emiliania huxleyi and other ocean microbes cycle carbon and other important elements is a focus of the Genomics:GTL program. Deposits left behind by the calcium carbonate shells of large numbers of E. huxleyi have created the White Cliffs of Dover on the southern coast of England-- - an indicator of their pervasiveness and, ultimately, influence on these ecosystems. E. huxleyi's genome sequenced by DOE's Joint Genome Institute. For more information, see www.noc.soton.ac.uk/soes/staff/tt/
Credit or Source: J. Young, Natural History Museum, London
US DOE. 2005. Genomics:GTL Roadmap, DOE/SC-0090, U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. (website)
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