MIT NEWS OFFICE Predator interactions chiefly determine where Prochlorococcus thrive Jennifer Chu Monday, January 3, 2022

Prochlorococcus are the smallest and most abundant photosynthesizing organisms on the planet. A single Prochlorococcus cell is dwarfed by a human red blood cell, yet globally the microbes number in the octillions and are responsible for a large fraction of the world’s oxygen production as they turn sunlight into energy.