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Hunt for Microbial 'Trojan Horses'

Matt First, a postdoctoral scholar in the WHOI Geology and Geophysics Department, studies  “Trojan horses” in the sea — single-celled animals that harbor disease-causing bacteria inside them. “These protists don’t harm people, but they could contain pathogenic bacteria, sometimes in very high concentrations,” First said. Learn more about his research in Oceanus magazine.


(Photo by Tom Kleindinst, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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