Land of plenty in the Mediterranean
At the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Marcel Kuypers' and Nicole Dubilier's departments are unraveling the mysteries of seagrass meadows. With astonishing discoveries: Not only on land, but also in the sea, microorganisms play a crucial role in the fitness, productivity and material flows of plants.
These are the opening words of a comprehensive article in the Max Planck Society's science magazine MaxPlanckResearch, presenting our diverse research on seagrasses. It deals with their role in the large elemental cycles of nitrogen and carbon as well as with their bacterial subtenants and what that has to do with soft drinks. A worthwhile read!