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Articles on Phycology, the science of algae

Phycology Articles

'Cellular antennae' on algae give clues to how human cells receive signals
By studying microscopic hairs called cilia on algae, researchers have found that an internal structure that helps build cilia is also responsible for a cell's response to external signals.

Date: 27 Apr 2007, Rating: 3.50

Researcher turns brown algae phylogeny upside down
According to fellow phycologists, an algae expert has turned brown algae phylogeny completely upside down.

Date: 27 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

Ontario researchers see increase in taste and odour-causing algae problems
Ninety per cent of the lakes surveyed in a study of Ontario's "cottage country" north of Toronto have seen a significant rise in taste and odour-causing algae...

Date: 27 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

Breakthrough Research On Ocean Algae Could Lead To Freeze- And Drought- Resistant Crops
"The missing link" has been found in how tiny ocean algae produce a chemical substance that influences cloud formation in the atmosphere.

Date: 27 Apr 2007, Rating: 1.67

Destructive Algae Overtaking Mediterranean Waters
An unusually aggressive, novel species of algae is carpeting the Mediterranean seafloor in an invasion that has crossed the borders of five countries in just a decade

Date: 27 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

The secret life of algae
A fundamental process that has puzzled researchers for many years has been explained by UK scientists.

Date: 27 Apr 2007, Rating: 6.00