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Definition of Thalassiosira pseudonana

Thalassiosira pseudonana: An ocean diatom that is a major participant in the biological pumping of carbon to ocean depths and that has potential for mitigating global climate change. The DNA of this diatom is being sequenced.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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