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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

Japan’s IHI Corporation has announced that they have succeeded in stably cultivating a modified high-output algal strain in a 1,500 square meter open …

Japan

Algal omega-3 treats horse diseases

Casie Bazay reports in thehorse.com that chronic lower airway diseases, such as recurrent airway obstruction (RAO) and inflammatory airway disease …

Omega 3

New methods for genetically engineering diatoms

Scientists from the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), a not-for-profit genomic research organization in La Jolla, California, have published a paper …

Biology

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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