A World in a Drop of Water

Researchers gain new insight into the marine microbiome

Researchers are mapping the microbiome of the ocean. Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash.

What can a single drop of seawater tell us about the ocean?

A surprising amount, as it turns out.

Genetic information taken from a small sample of seawater reveals the diversity of microorganisms present, their global distribution, and new information about certain species…