Tag Archives: chloroplast

Sap-sucking sea slugs have a ruthless, and intriguing, survival technique

[Global] Sap-sucking sea slugs do exactly what they sound like they do: They go up to seaweed and suck the sap out of it, and they do it fastidiously. But it’s the way that they do it that makes them so unusual. Continue reading Sap-sucking sea slugs have a ruthless, and intriguing, survival technique

Sea slug found to track seaweed by sniffing its defensive chemicals

[USA] A team of researchers with the Georgia Institute of Technology has found that one species of sea slug (Elysia tuca) uses chemicals produced defensively by one type of seaweed (Halimeda incrassata) to track down the seaweed. Continue reading Sea slug found to track seaweed by sniffing its defensive chemicals

Selenocystamine improves protein accumulation in chloroplasts of eukaryotic green algae

[USA] Eukaryotic green algae have become an increasingly popular platform for recombinant proteins production. In particular, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, has garnered increased attention for having the necessary biochemical Continue reading Selenocystamine improves protein accumulation in chloroplasts of eukaryotic green algae

Solar-powered slug absorbs algae DNA, reveals possibilities for gene therapy

Those with color blindness, sickle cell anemia or Down syndrome must live their entire lives with their affliction encoded in their genes. But that fate may change, thanks to a green slug in Massachusetts shaped like a leaf. Continue reading Solar-powered slug absorbs algae DNA, reveals possibilities for gene therapy

Sea Slug Steals Photosynthesis Genes From Algae

The brilliant emerald green sea slug, Elysia chlorotica, spends months living on sunlight just like plants. It’s been called the photosynthesizing sea slug in the past, but how it manages to do this as well as it does is a complete mystery. In a new study appearing in the Biological Bulletin, researchers reveal Continue reading Sea Slug Steals Photosynthesis Genes From Algae

Triton Algae Innovations Ltd. Scientist Awarded $150,000 Grant

San Diego, California (PRWEB) January 28, 2015 – The National Science Foundation award to Dr. Miller Tran is for “Production of an affordable synthetic colostrum replacer in edible green algae.” Colostrum is the first milk of newborn mammals and contains Continue reading Triton Algae Innovations Ltd. Scientist Awarded $150,000 Grant

Scientists reveal structure of alga chloroplast in 3D

(Nanowerk News) Photosynthesis sustains most of the life on our planet. It harvests energy from sunlight, while generating oxygen and removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The process takes place in the chloroplasts of plants and algae. Researchers in the Continue reading Scientists reveal structure of alga chloroplast in 3D