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Resource Limitation Complexity in Marine Microbial Community

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Research on marine ecologies provides evidence for the work of a supernatural Designer. A Stanford geophysicist details scientists’ increasing understanding of the complex interactions within the marine microbial community and the environment. One area exhibiting complexity is resource limitation in phytoplankton growth. For many decades it was thought that only a single resource limits plant growth at any given time. However, numerous examples have been discovered where multiple resources limit growth. Further, the limitation mechanisms operate at different levels—from the individual cell to the entire microbial community. These highly complex environmental and biological relationships would be expected if the biblically predicted cosmic creation model is correct.  

o   Kevin R. Arrigo, “Marine Microorganisms and Global Nutrient Cycles,” Nature 437 (2005): 349-55.


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