LEIPZIG, Germany, Oct. 28, 2014 — Blue and red light-sensing photoreceptors can be used to control the carbon flow in diatoms, a major group of algae that generates about one-fourth of the Earth’s oxygen and perform around a quarter of global CO2 Continue reading Algae Carbon Flow Controlled by Changing Light Colors
Dead zones, or marine areas with levels of dissolved oxygen so low few things can exist, are becoming increasingly common as climate changes and soaring pollution from human populations combine to put record stress on waterways. This trend is alarming in most places, because marine life Continue reading Climate change disrupts Arabian Sea with little-known, voracious plankton
During the height of the Victorian era, some of the finest works of art could only be viewed through a microscope. Their materials: The tiniest flotsam and jetsam of nature, and glue.
Starting in the 1830s, commercial Continue reading Making Microscopic Stained Glass, From Diatom
Since seeing his first diatom arrangement—an intricate pattern of algae crafted by German microscopist J.D. Möller—Matthew Killip has been enthralled with the Victorian art form. “I love seeing the hand of man display the work of nature so beautifully,” he says. Continue reading Secretive Victorian Artists Made These Intricate Patterns Out of Diatom
MINNEAPOLIS, MN–(Marketwired – September 17, 2014) – Harmful blue-green algae blooms (HABs) in lakes have made headlines this summer throughout the country. HABs can disrupt municipal potable water systems, forcing residents to rely on bottled water, Continue reading Solving the Blue-Green Algae Problem: Mechanical Circulation as a Way to Win the Algae Battle
The mystery sheen covering the Muskingum River in both Muskingum and Coshocton counties is a diatom algae bloom, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency said yesterday.
Diatom blooms do not create harmful toxins like the algae blooms that have Continue reading Muck on Muskingum River is diatom algae bloom
(Phys.org) —Oregon State University researchers are combining diatoms, a type of single-celled photosynthetic algae, with nanoparticles to create a sensor capable of detecting miniscule amounts of protein or other biomarkers.
This is a new and innovative approach to optical biosensors, which are important in health care for such applications as… Continue reading Intricate algae produce low-cost biosensors
Cellectis FR:ALCLS +2.88% plant sciences, the plant genome engineering company, today announced the publication in Nature Communications the development of algae strains with improved and increased oil content… Continue reading Cellectis plant sciences reports improvement of oil content in algae
[USA] A plant biologist at the University of Arkansas will use a nearly $440,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to Continue reading NSF awards grant for genomic sequencing of diverse microalgae