The phytoplankton that brought earth to life

 

In this week’s discussion, you will be exploring energy and how it’s captured, released, and used by all living creatures.

Watch the Phytoplankton that Brought Earth to Life video. In this video, Penny Chisholm discusses tiny phytoplankton called prochlorococcus. 

  • In the video, Dr. Chisholm tells us that prochlorococcus samples from different environments are genetically different. Discuss what this tells us about the relationship between organisms and their environments.
  • What do you think is the most interesting or significant aspect of prochlorococcus?

 

Discussion Requirements

Your primary post should be in your own words and should be at least 125 words. To meet the length expectations, be sure to address the topic completely. Flesh it out with detailed explanations or examples as appropriate. 

https://www.pbs.org/video/the-phytoplankton-that-brought-earth-to-life-1401230272/

 
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