Blog Post Image: Scientists Apply Biomedical Technique to Reveal Changes Within the Body of the Ocean

A team led by Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists analyzed proteins from microbial life in seawater samples collected during a research cruise along a 2,500-mile stretch in the Pacific Ocean, from Hawaii to Samoa. In a new study, they identified and measured proteins in seawater, which revealed how microbial life used various biochemical mechanisms to adapt to different environmental conditions. The new study demonstrated that proteomic techniques can be applied to marine environments to map when, where, and how ecosystem changes occurred over broad areas of the ocean. Illustration by Eric S. Taylor, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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