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.

Emperor penguin population is in peril due to vanishing ice

Disappearing sea ice in Antarctica is putting emperor penguins at risk of extinction, researchers warn.

“The population is declining,” says Hal Caswell, senior scientist at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and an author of a new study in Nature Climate Change. “Unless something changes to stop that, the population will go into extinction.”

By 2100, the entire population could decrease by one-third, with all 45 of the known emperor penguin… Continue reading Emperor penguin population is in peril due to vanishing ice

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