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Phycology Articles

Single-celled Algae Took The Leap To Multicellularity 200 Million Years Ago
Some algae have been hanging together rather than going it alone much longer than previously thought, according to new research.

Date: 5 Oct 2009, Rating: not rated

Yellowstone Alga Found To Detoxify Arsenic
Arsenic may be tough, but scientists have found a Yellowstone National Park alga that's tougher.

Date: 5 Oct 2009, Rating: 3.00

Global Warming Causes Outbreak Of Rare Algae Associated With Corals, Study Finds
A rare opportunity has allowed a team of biologists to evaluate corals and the essential, photosynthetic algae that live inside their cells before, during, and after a period in 2005...

Date: 5 Oct 2009, Rating: not rated

New Red Alga Discovered In Mediterranean Sea
An international team of researchers led by the University of Girona (UoG) has described a new species of red algae (Leptofauchea coralligena) in the western Mediterranean.

Date: 5 Oct 2009, Rating: not rated

Coralline Algae In The Mediterranean Lost Their Tropical Element Between 5 And 7 Million Years Ago
n international team of researchers has studied the coralline algae fossils that lived on the last coral reefs of the Mediterranean Sea between 7.24 and 5.3 million years ago.

Date: 5 Oct 2009, Rating: 1.00

'Hot Spot' For Toxic Harmful Algal Blooms Discovered Off Washington Coast
A part of the Strait of Juan de Fuca, which separates Washington state from Canada's British Columbia, is a potential "hot spot" for toxic harmful algal blooms affecting the Washington and British Columbia coasts.

Date: 5 Oct 2009, Rating: 3.00

Thirst For Blood Sparks Toxic Algal Blooms
The blooming of toxic algae that occurs during the summer conceal a fight for life and death

Date: 5 Oct 2009, Rating: 4.00

'Green' Energy From Algae
In view of the shortage of petrochemical resources and climate change, development of CO2-neutral sustainable fuels is one of the most urgent challenges of our times.

Date: 26 Sep 2009, Rating: 1.00

Regulated growth of diatom cells on self-assembled monolayers
The authors succeeded in regulating the growth of diatom cells on chemically modified glass surfaces

Date: 1 Apr 2008, Rating: not rated, 6 pages

A 100%-complete sequence reveals unusually simple genomic features in the hot-spring red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae
C. merolae appears to have the simplest nuclear genome of the non-symbiotic eukaryotes

Date: 1 Apr 2008, Rating: not rated, 10 pages

Utilization of marine algae Caulerpa species for their bioactivity over bacterial pathogens and economically important plants
Preliminary studies on the biological activity of four different species of marine algae Caulerpa spp.

Date: 17 Mar 2008, Rating: 3.67

The sex-inducing pheromone and wounding trigger the same set of genes in the multicellular green alga Volvox
The sex-inducing pheromone of the multicellular green alga Volvox carteri is a glycoprotein that triggers development of males and females at a concentration <10(-16) M.

Date: 26 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Nuclear transformation of Volvox carteri
Stable nuclear transformation of Volvox carteri was achieved using the cloned V. carteri nitA+ gene (which encodes nitrate reductase) to complement a nitA- mutation.

Date: 26 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated, 6 pages

Quantitative analysis of cell-type specific gene expression in the green alga Volvox carteri
The multicellular alga Volvox carteri possesses only two cell types: mortal, motile somatic cells and potentially immortal, immotile reproductive cells.

Date: 26 Sep 2007, Rating: 3.00, 10 pages

Researchers review evolutionary history of modern algae
Trees and grass are usually the only "heroes" that come to mind for consuming carbon dioxide and producing oxygen for planet Earth, but they have allies in the water

Date: 24 Sep 2007, Rating: 4.00

Internal Clocks Keep Everything From Humans To Algae Ticking
Even simple organisms such as single-celled algae have internal clocks.

Date: 24 Sep 2007, Rating: 1.00

Milk found safe from toxic algae
Even if dairy cattle drink water polluted by toxic blue-green algae, the toxins do not get into their milk -- which remains safe for human consumption.

Date: 24 Sep 2007, Rating: not rated

Algae's protein 'tails' create motion – and aid munching
When single-celled organisms such as sperm crack their whip-like appendages called flagella, the beating sets them in motion.

Date: 27 Apr 2007, Rating: 3.00

Algae provide new clues to cancer
A microscopic green alga helped scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies identify a novel function for the retinoblastoma protein

Date: 27 Apr 2007, Rating: not rated

New group of algae discovered: Picobiliphytes
An international group of researchers has succeeded in identifying a previously unknown group of algae.

Date: 27 Apr 2007, Rating: 4.00