New algae genome mapped

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It’s just a tiny thing – a single-celled organism visible only under a microscope – yet it’s one of the most successful life forms on the planet.

So say scientists who on Wednesday published the DNA code of an ocean alga called Emiliania huxleyi, whose astonishing adaptability enables it to thrive in waters from the equator to the sub-Arctic.

Read the full story here: DNA code sheds light on world-ranging alga

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