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Number 4: Microbes Make the World Go Around

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Woods Hole Currents: Volume 8, Number 4, 2000

Table of Contents
Microbes: Undersized, overlooked organisms that hold the key to understanding life on Earth
Money doesn’t make the world go around. Microbes do.

The Mystery of the Contaminated Mine
In streams of slime in an abandoned, contaminated mine, a WHOI scientist found a previously undiscovered microbe that helps convert rocks into acid.

On the Trail of Bacteria That Make Their Own Compasses
Katrina Edwards is no longer surprised by the extraordinary capabilities of microorganisms—but the rest of us can still be amazed.

The World's Largest Bacteria
Without even looking at it under a microscope, Andreas Teske could tell immediately that this bacterium was unusual.

One Singular, Single-Celled Sensation
Meet one of your long-lost relatives—a distant patriarch from whom we all descend.

WHOI Waypoints: Russ Davis Receives Stommel Medal

WHOI Waypoints: Newly Minted Oceanographers

WHOI Waypoints: WHOI Briefs Senators

WHOI Waypoints: Celebrating a Half-Century of Oceanography

WHOI Waypoints: $5M Gift Enables WHOI to Build a "Dream" Ship

Last updated: February 14, 2012

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