It is often easy to think of humans as the most vital form of life on the planet, but most scientists would agree that honor goes to microbes. These often invisible single- to a few-celled organisms are the basis of the food chain on land and in the oceans. Continue reading Scientists find viruses affect life and death of huge carbon-eating algae bloom
Single-celled algae that grow into transient, miles-wide expanses are prominent players in oceanic food webs. But tinier organisms—viruses lethal to these algae— can take down massive algal blooms just as quickly, according to results published today… Continue reading Viral Demise of an Algal Bloom
Research recently published in Nutrients by the National Center for Biotechnology Information has demonstrated Arthrospira platensis (Spirulina) to benefit HIV-infected adult women.
According to the study “The Effect of Arthrospira platensis Capsules on… Continue reading Spirulina shown to provide benefits to HIV patients
They are amongst the most numerous inhabitants of the sea: tiny haptophytes of the type Emiliania huxleyi. Not visible to the naked eye, when they are in bloom in spring, they form square kilometer sized patches, they are even visible on satellite images… Continue reading Short circuit in the food web