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Journey Into the Ocean's Microbiomes

Journey Into the Ocean’s Microbiomes

Bacteria in the ocean, including pathogenic ones, often hitchhike on tiny crustaceans called copepods. A graduate student explored their complex relationships.

Bacteria Hitchhike on Tiny Marine Life

Bacteria Hitchhike on Tiny Marine Life

Amalia Aruda knows that tiny marine creatures have big impacts. Some can kill you.

Aruda studies some of the smallest animals in the ocean—barely visible crustaceans called copepods and the bacteria that hitchhike on them. These […]