Prochlorococcus is the most abundant photosynthetic species on the planet that has existed for millions of years. The marine microbe was not discovered until the mid-1980s. In this TED Talk, Oceanographer Penny Chisholm explains how this amazing little being’s ancient genetic code can give us clues to how we can reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

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Video via – TED Talks

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