Temperature tolerance of marine microbes

Using an ocean circulation model, a study finds that surface currents can transport microbial genes up to 3,500 kilometers across the oceans in 500 days, exposing multiple generations of cells to temperature shifts up to 10° C greater than those experienced by stationary microbes, and suggests that the effects of climate change on marine planktonic organisms adapted to fluctuating temperatures may need to be reevaluated. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #15-21093: “Drift in ocean currents impacts intergenerational microbial exposure to temperature,” by Martina A. Doblin and Erik van Sebille.