A look at the most intimate place in nature reveals a surprising molecular richness. The global ecosystem, as we know it, depends on the biodynamics of a living ecosystem on a microscopic scale, the phycosphere.
This tiny habitat where phytoplankton cooperates with your microbiome is the place where nature subtly executes its work of renewal, regeneration and molecular construction.
Phytoplankton is a group of microscopic algae with more than 3,000 million years old that originated in the primeval oceans and that we can find in our seas, rivers and lakes. Authentic survivors, they have known how to adapt to all kinds of difficulties, climatic changes, intense solar radiation, air pollution and the growing impact of human activity.
Thanks to photosynthesis, they provide us with valuable oxygen and a plethora of nutritive molecules that make possible the wonderful diversity of life on earth.
Phytoplankton microbiome is a set of microorganisms, mainly beneficial bacteria that inhabit its surrounding micro-environment. It exerts a vitally important function of nutrient exchange linked with the carbon, nitrogen, and sulfur cycle.
The phycosphere, a microscopic ecosystem with macroscopic impact
The microcosm is one with the macrocosm.
The symbiotic interaction in the Phycosphere, despite being on a microscopic scale, has an impact at the level of the planetary macrocosm.
These organisms and their interaction – cooperation are the basis of the aquatic food chain, on which the other links depend.
Thanks to their metabolic capacity, they regulate the cycle of carbon, sulfur and other essential nutrients for life.
The phycosphere plays an essential role in the exchange of gases between water and the atmosphere. This micro-ecosystem is responsible for more than 50% of the oxygen we breathe and is the sink for about 40% of CO2, one of the main greenhouse gases.