Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology
At the MPI in Bremen, we investigate the smallest inhabitants of the ocean. Who lives where? How do they function and how diverse are they? What's their role in the global biogeochemical cycles? What does it mean for our environment and climate? These and many other questions are in the focus of researchers from around the world, engineers, technicians and many more colleagues at our institute.
Manganese nodules as breeding ground for deep-sea octopuses
Bacteria gone to the worms divide differently
A new study provides fascinating insights into how bacteria divide. This shows not only how little we know about bacteria outside of the lab,..
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Diversity of habitats at natural oil seeps
Oct. 24, 2016
‘Farming’ bacteria to boost growth in the oceans
Research cruise visits deep-sea hot vents
An international research team around director Nicole Dubilier are on their way to investigate the life around hydrothermal vents on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.
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