Publication Announcement: June 2015-Tapping the Source of Marine Biotechnological Potential – The Research Project Coordinators’ Viewpoints

The ocean covers approximately 70% of the Earth’s surface and up to 80% of life on Earth is found in the ocean. Marine microorganisms are tiny, single-celled organisms that live in the ocean and account for more than 98% of ocean biomass. They offer an almost unlimited resource of enzymes and bioactive compounds and could potentially provide clues that will help mitigate climate change, control disease and generate alternative energy sources. This newsletter provides updates and insights from three EU-funded research projects that aim to improve our ability to exploit this virtually untapped resource of biotechnological potential.    

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