Marine bacteria team up to produce a vital vitamin

Two species of marine bacteria from the North Sea have established an unusual and sometimes destructive relationship to produce the important vitamin B12. This is reported by researchers from Oldenburg, Germany, and San Diego, US, in the journal Nature. The team’s experiments show that the two microbial species have developed a coordinated strategy to obtain the scarce but essential vitamin.

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