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Potential of disk-shaped coccolith structures to promote efficient bioenergy production

[Japan] Researchers at Hiroshima University and the University of Tsukuba showed that coccolith disks made of calcium carbonate in Emiliania huxleyi, one of the promising biomass resources, potentially perform roles in reducing and enhancing the light that enters the cell by light scattering. Continue reading Potential of disk-shaped coccolith structures to promote efficient bioenergy production

Not All Marine Phytoplankton Need To Take Their Vitamins

Some species of marine phytoplankton, such as the prolific bloomer Emiliania huxleyi, can grow without consuming vitamin B1 (thiamine), researchers have discovered. The finding contradicts the common view that E. huxleyi and many other eukaryotic microbes depend on… Continue reading Not All Marine Phytoplankton Need To Take Their Vitamins