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TED Talks: Season 2018

2018x200 Penny Chisholm: The tiny creature that secretly powers the planet
TV-PG

  • 2018-07-01T23:00:00-05:00 on YouTube
  • 15 mins
  • United States
  • Documentary, Special Interest

Oceanographer Penny Chisholm introduces us to an amazing little being: Prochlorococcus, the most abundant photosynthetic species on the planet. A marine microbe that has existed for millions of years, Prochlorococcus wasn't discovered until the mid-1980s — but its ancient genetic code may hold clues to how we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

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