Sallie (Penny) Chisholm

Jun. 13, 2008

Prochlorococcus

Just over twenty years ago, researchers discovered a photosynthetic marine microorganism now known as Prochlorococcus. In this segment, guest host Joe Palca talks with Penny Chisholm, a biologist at MIT who first reported the discovery of the tiny organi

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