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30.10.2018 12:24

Taking Their Vitamins: BONUS-BLUEPRINT Researchers Find Bacterioplankton Rely on Environmental Vitamin B1 Rather Than Making Their Own

In a new publication in PNAS, researchers from the BONUS-BLUEPRINT project found out that more Baltic Sea bacterioplankton utilize vitamin B1 or B1 precursors from their environment than synthesize their own. The researchers also found that B1 availability can directly limit bacterioplankton growth, which could have larger impacts on aquatic microbial food webs, as well as energy and nutrient exchange.



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