Meet the obscure plankton that influences climate, ocean ecosystems, and perhaps even evolution.

Prochlorococcus, a cyanobacterium that is the smallest, most abundant photosynthesizing cell in the ocean, is responsible for 5% of global photosynthesis.

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/meet-obscure-microbe-influences-climate-ocean-ecosystems-and-perhaps-even-evolution
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