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dc.contributor.authorBiller, Steven
dc.contributor.authorSchubotz, Florence
dc.contributor.authorRoggensack, Sara
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Anne W.
dc.contributor.authorSummons, Roger Everett
dc.contributor.authorChisholm, Sallie (Penny)
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-27T14:47:21Z
dc.date.available2014-01-27T14:47:21Z
dc.date.issued2014-01
dc.date.submitted2013-07
dc.identifier.issn0036-8075
dc.identifier.issn1095-9203
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/84545
dc.description.abstractMany heterotrophic bacteria are known to release extracellular vesicles, facilitating interactions between cells and their environment from a distance. Vesicle production has not been described in photoautotrophs, however, and the prevalence and characteristics of vesicles in natural ecosystems is unknown. Here, we report that cultures of Prochlorococcus, a numerically dominant marine cyanobacterium, continuously release lipid vesicles containing proteins, DNA, and RNA. We also show that vesicles carrying DNA from diverse bacteria are abundant in coastal and open-ocean seawater samples. Prochlorococcus vesicles can support the growth of heterotrophic bacterial cultures, which implicates these structures in marine carbon flux. The ability of vesicles to deliver diverse compounds in discrete packages adds another layer of complexity to the flow of information, energy, and biomolecules in marine microbial communities.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipGordon and Betty Moore Foundationen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipCenter for Microbial Oceanography: Research and Educationen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNational Science Foundation (U.S.) (Biological Oceanography)en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipMIT Energy Initiativeen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNASA Astrobiology Institute (Award NNA13AA90A)en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)en_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1126/science.1243457en_US
dc.rightsArticle is made available in accordance with the publisher's policy and may be subject to US copyright law. Please refer to the publisher's site for terms of use.en_US
dc.sourceSteven Billeren_US
dc.titleBacterial Vesicles in Marine Ecosystemsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.citationBiller, S. J., F. Schubotz, S. E. Roggensack, A. W. Thompson, R. E. Summons, and S. W. Chisholm. “Bacterial Vesicles in Marine Ecosystems.” Science 343, no. 6167 (January 9, 2014): 183-186.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Biologyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineeringen_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciencesen_US
dc.contributor.approverChisholm, Sallie Wen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorBiller, Stevenen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorSchubotz, Florenceen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorRoggensack, Saraen_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorThompson, Anne W.en_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorSummons, Roger Everetten_US
dc.contributor.mitauthorChisholm, Sallie (Penny)en_US
dc.relation.journalScienceen_US
dc.eprint.versionAuthor's final manuscripten_US
dc.type.urihttp://purl.org/eprint/type/JournalArticleen_US
eprint.statushttp://purl.org/eprint/status/PeerRevieweden_US
dspace.orderedauthorsBiller, S. J.; Schubotz, F.; Roggensack, S. E.; Thompson, A. W.; Summons, R. E.; Chisholm, S. W.en_US
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-7144-8537
dc.identifier.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-2638-823X
mit.licensePUBLISHER_POLICYen_US
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