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Invisible helpers of the sea: Marine bacteria boost growth of tiny ocean algae

A common diatom grows faster in the presence of bacteria that release a growth hormone known to benefit plants on land. The authors of a new report …

Japan’s IHI Optimizing Botryococcus braunii for Biofuels

Scale Up<p>Japan’s IHI Optimizing Botryococcus braunii for Biofuels<p><i>May 25, 2015</i> <br>AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com<p>“Enomoto Algae” is IHI’s improved strain of …

Algae

Algal omega-3 treats horse diseases

Health & Nutrition<p>Algal omega-3 treats horse diseases<p><i>May 26, 2015</i> <br>AlgaeIndustryMagazine.com<p>Horses in the Purdue study no longer had access to hay and …

Omega 3

盐藻有啥用

螺旋藻的忽悠方兴未艾,另一种比螺旋藻还“神奇”的藻类——盐藻又进入了人们的视野。“盐藻素”、“盐藻胶囊”、“盐藻片”各显神通,号称具有“治病强身”的种种功能。中国食药管理部门也批准了多个盐藻保健品,似乎也就给它们披上了“合法”的外衣。盐藻制品到底有啥用?真的那么神奇吗?从生物学的角度来说,盐藻也确实有一些不同寻常的地方。它是地球上最古老的生物(至少,是之一),在几十亿年前就出现了。一般的生物对于生长环境多少有些要求,而它们却是吃苦耐劳的典范,在各种各样“恶劣”的环境中都能活下来。之所以得名“盐藻”,就是因为可以在高盐的环境中存活。动物吃了太多的食盐会“咸死”、盐碱地上难以长庄稼、细菌在高盐中也 …

New methods for genetically engineering diatoms

Innovations<p>New methods for genetically engineering diatoms<p>Association of the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana and E. coli captured by scanning …

Can we grow a stronger-than-steel 'wonder material' to save the world?

Nanocellulose produced from humble algae holds promise for manufacturing, medicine, and the environment<p>It’s stiffer than Kevlar, thinner than paper, and in a few years, it may be mass-produced using only sunlight and water.<p>Scientists in the US this week announced a new, and potentially …

【论文故事】男女两性从哪来:用变性藻探寻性别起源

本文作者:IvyP<p>自然界中,包括人类在内的大部分动植物都有雌雄两性,这两种性别到底是怎么来的?来自唐纳德植物科学中心(Donald Danforth Plant Science Center)和可再生能源企业研究所(Enterprise Institute for Renewable Fuels)的一个研究团队找到了强壮团藻(<i>Volvox carteri</i>)中决定性别的主要调控基因,为了解多细胞生物中性别的起源提供了可参考的证据。研究结果日前发表在《PLoS生物》杂志上[1]。<p>“在我们之前,大家都不了解单细胞生物的接合型性别系统是如何过渡到多细胞生物的两性异形的。” 研究论文的通讯作者詹姆斯·乌 …

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瑞士天橋上的藻類農場 - 癮科技

德国科学家研究如何让蓝藻改造火星大气

纸与丹麦海藻做成的椅子 | 设计癖

海参可进行光合作用,缘于海藻基因

变废为宝——有害海藻可制成生物燃料和肥料

How to Make Bread

It is the simplest thing you can eat, and yet the complexity of the biochemical reactions in rising dough is astonishing. Andrew Sean Greer bakes with his mother, a professor of food chemistry, and Chad Robertson, a famous baker, to discover how bread—chewy, crusty, warm, miraculous bread—works.<p><b>1</b> …

Everything You Need to Know to Start Baking Awesome Bread

Hi everyone, and welcome to our brand new bread column. Think of this as a safe space, committed to talking about—and demystifying—your breads and doughs. It's a vast world with a whole lot of potential for experimentation, but the root of the problem is this: Yeast, mysterious and giving, seems to …