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Sending algae into space to probe plants in extreme environments

It may sound like the opening scene in a low-budget science fiction movie: Scientists send algae into space—some of it mutant—to see if it will grow. But an Agricultural Research Service scientist and an international team of researchers have in fact sent algae into a low Earth orbit to study the effects of space on photosynthesis and plant growth. The research, funded in part by the European Space Agency, is part of an effort to find new ways to produce food and biofuels in extreme environments… Continue reading Sending algae into space to probe plants in extreme environments

Algal genes may boost efficiency, yield in staple crops

[16th May, 2014] Fluorescent microcompartments (green) in chloroplasts (red). The chloroplasts, the site of photosynthesis, are colored red due to chlorophyll autofluorescence. The microcompartments are labeled with a green fluorescent protein. (Myat Lin)

As humanity faces more mouths to feed thanks to a swelling global population,… Continue reading Algal genes may boost efficiency, yield in staple crops

Superior Ecotech, Upslope Brewery developing new algae technology

It could be a watershed moment for businesses running high on carbon dioxide emissions and a means of bringing together an environmentally-friendly project with a beer company. Superior Ecotech of Boulder, Colorado said the plan is to develop an algae habitation on the roof of Upslope Brewery that can produce … Continue reading Superior Ecotech, Upslope Brewery developing new algae technology

Woodbine students learn about algae growth at laboratory

WOODBINE – Pond scum could be in the future for eighth-grader Dylan Cruz.

Cruz was one of 17 Woodbine Elementary School students who toured the Garden State bioEnterprises laboratory this week on Heine Avenue. He learned how a… Continue reading Woodbine students learn about algae growth at laboratory