Category Archives: Algal science

The modern study of marine and freshwater algae is called either phycology. Find out more about the fundamental and applied science of algae in this page.

QIBEBT Unveils Genome-wide Transcriptional Regulation Network of Oleaginous Microalgae Nannochloropsis

Microalgae are promising feedstock for fuels and chemicals because many species possess the ability to grow rapidly and synthesize large amounts of storage neutral lipids from sunlight and carbon dioxide. They can be cultivated on non-arable land with nonpotable… Continue reading QIBEBT Unveils Genome-wide Transcriptional Regulation Network of Oleaginous Microalgae Nannochloropsis

A new study links continents and plate tectonics to the rise of oxygen on Earth

The rise of oxygen is one of the biggest puzzle in Earth’s history. Our planet’s atmosphere started out oxygen-free. Then, around 3.5 billion years ago, tiny microbes called cyanobacteria (or blue-green algae) learned out to carry out photosynthesis… Continue reading A new study links continents and plate tectonics to the rise of oxygen on Earth

Quantum biology: Algae evolved to switch quantum coherence on and off

A UNSW Australia-led team of researchers has discovered how algae that survive in very low levels of light are able to switch on and off a weird quantum phenomenon that occurs during photosynthesis…

The function in the algae of this quantum effect, known as coherence, remains… Continue reading Quantum biology: Algae evolved to switch quantum coherence on and off