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.

Yellowstone Alga Found To Detoxify Arsenic

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

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...

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.

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.

'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.

Thirst For Blood Sparks Toxic Algal Blooms

The blooming of toxic algae that occurs during the summer conceal a fight for life and death

'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.

Regulated growth of diatom cells on self-assembled monolayers

The authors succeeded in regulating the growth of diatom cells on chemically modified glass surfaces

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Internal Clocks Keep Everything From Humans To Algae Ticking

Even simple organisms such as single-celled algae have internal clocks.

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.

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.

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

New group of algae discovered: Picobiliphytes

An international group of researchers has succeeded in identifying a previously unknown group of algae.