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Algal blue light switch control of electrical excitation in plants
What is the role and molecular basis of electrical signaling in higher plants? (2020-08-10)
Scientists find how clock gene wakes up green algae
Researchers at Nagoya University have found the mechanism of the night-to-day transition of the circadian rhythm in green algae. (2020-08-05)
Algal symbiosis could shed light on dark ocean
New research has revealed a surprise twist in the symbiotic relationship between a type of salamander and the alga that lives inside its eggs. (2020-08-05)
New method lets scientists peer deeper into ocean
Researchers have advanced a new way to see into the ocean's depths, establishing an approach to detect algae and measure key properties using light. (2020-07-30)
Sea slugs: discovering other inhabitants in the Barcelona coasts
A study on marine biodiversity has identified seventy-three species of sea slugs in the coasts of Barcelona, an anthropized environment due to the urban metropolis. (2020-07-29)
Coral reefs show resilience to rising temperatures
Rising ocean temperatures have devastated coral reefs all over the world, but a recent study in Global Change Biology has found that reefs in the Eastern Tropical Pacific region may prove to be an exception. (2020-07-23)
Battling harmful algae blooms
In two separate studies, the University of Delaware's Kathryn Coyne is looking at why one species of algae has some strains that can cause fish kills and others that are non-toxic, while examining an algicidal bacterium found in Delaware's Inland Bays that could provide an environmentally-friendly approach to combatting algae blooms. (2020-07-23)
Crown-of-thorns enhance their growth by switching diets early
When juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish switch their diets from coralline algae to corals early after settlement, they exhibit enhanced growth rates for longer and will ultimately get much bigger. (2020-07-21)
Eating habits of baby predator starfish revealed
The varied diet of juvenile crown-of-thorns starfish complicates scientists' ability to age them. (2020-07-20)
Genetics could help protect coral reefs from global warming
The research provides more evidence that genetic-sequencing can reveal evolutionary differences in reef-building corals that one day could help scientists identify which strains could adapt to warmer seas. (2020-07-16)
Can high-quality coral genomes be used to predict bleaching events?
In a new approach to conservation genetics, researchers used a high-quality genome of the coral Acropora millepora, along with environmental data, to study this coral's variable responses to climate change, a trait of key conservation importance. (2020-07-16)
The colorful history of plastids
Emerging genome data provides new insight into plastid evolution. (2020-07-13)
Arctic Ocean 'regime shift'
Stanford scientists find the growth of phytoplankton in the Arctic Ocean has increased 57 percent over just two decades, enhancing its ability to soak up carbon dioxide. (2020-07-09)
HKU study reveals the hidden fight within corals
Researchers from the School of Biological Sciences and Swire Institute of Marine Science at the University of Hong Kong are working to understand how the coral symbiosis may respond to global warming through changes in their microbiome, specifically their symbiotic algae. (2020-07-08)
Milking algae mechanically: Progress to succeed petroleum derived chemicals
A method to extract carbohydrates and phycobiliproteins from algae was developed that does not kill the algae during harvest or rely on solvents for extraction and purification. (2020-07-08)
Nutrients in microalgae: An environmentally friendly alternative to fish
Microalgae could provide an alternative source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids for humans while also being more environmentally friendly to produce than popular fish species. (2020-07-07)
'Growing' active sites on quantum dots for robust H2 photogeneration
Chinese researchers had achieved site- and spatial- selective integration of earth-abundant metal ions in semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) for efficient and robust photocatalytic H2 evolution from water. (2020-07-07)
Algae species discovered infesting NW Hawaiian waters has been identified
A newly-identified, fast-growing species of algae poses a major threat to coral reefs and the ocean ecosystem in the northwestern Hawaiian Islands. (2020-07-07)
New study resolves mystery surrounding unique light-harvesting structures in algae
Photosynthesis is a biochemical process that converts solar energy into chemical energy, releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. (2020-07-06)
Desert algae shed light on desiccation tolerance in green plants
Deserts of the US Southwest are extreme habitats for most plants, but, remarkably, microscopic green algae live there that are extraordinarily tolerant of dehydration. (2020-07-06)
A different slant of light
Giant clams manipulate light to assist their symbiotic partner. (2020-07-05)
Algae as living biocatalysts for a green industry
Many substances that we use every day only work in the right 3D structure. (2020-07-02)
Microscope allows gentle, continuous imaging of light-sensitive corals
Many corals are sensitive to bright light, so capturing their dynamics with traditional microscopes is a challenge. (2020-06-30)
Ancient Maya reservoirs contained toxic pollution
Reservoirs in the heart of an ancient Maya city were so polluted with mercury and algae that the water likely was undrinkable. (2020-06-26)
Puget Sound eelgrass beds create a 'halo' with fewer harmful algae, new method shows
DNA clues show that eelgrass growing underwater along Washington state shorelines is associated with fewer of the single-celled algae that produce harmful toxins in shellfish. (2020-06-24)
Dimethylsulfoniopropionate concentration in coral reef invertebrates
New research highlights the effect of benthic assemblages on the sulfur metabolism of coral and giant clam species. (2020-06-23)
Knock-knock? Who's there? How coral let symbiotic algae in
New work from a team of Carnegie biologists solves a longstanding marine science mystery that could aid coral conservation. (2020-06-17)
Cattle vs. hippopotamus: Dung in rivers of the Savannah
In many regions of the world, populations of large mammalian herbivores have been displaced by cattle breeding, for example in Kenya the hippos by large herds of cattle. (2020-06-16)
Seaweed takes scientists on trip 'through time' in the waters of Monterey Bay
New research led by Monterey Bay Aquarium tapped into a collection of dried, pressed seaweed to understand what the bay was like before the impacts of modern human activity. (2020-06-16)
Elasticity key to plants and animals' ability to sting
A new study explains for the very first time the principles behind the design of stings, needles, and spikes in animals and plants. (2020-06-15)
Water bacteria have a green thumb
Research team from University of Jena discover new natural products that bacteria in water use to regulate the growth of competing organisms. (2020-06-12)
Parasitic fungi keep harmful blue-green algae in check
When a lake is covered with green scums during a warm summer, cyanobacteria -- often called blue-green algae -- are usually involved. (2020-06-09)
UTEP researchers help bring biofriendly materials to drug design for neuro disorders
The contributions of researchers from The University of Texas at El Paso have yielded the first indication that carbon quantum dots, a class of nanoparticles, can be utilized to combat neurological disorders, according to a paper published in the journal Processes as part its special issue on protein biosynthesis and drug design and delivery. (2020-06-05)
PFAS present throughout the Yadkin-Pee Dee river food chain
Researchers from North Carolina State University have found per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in every step of the Yadkin-Pee Dee River food chain, even though the river does not have a known industrial input of these compounds. (2020-06-05)
More efficient biosolar cells modelled on nature
Potential sources of renewable energy include protein complexes that are responsible for photosynthesis. (2020-06-02)
Bacteria fed by algae biochemicals can harm coral health
A new study led by researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa and San Diego State University found that the outcome of the competition between coral and turf algae is determined by the assemblage of microbes at the interface where the contenders meet. (2020-06-02)
'Bottom-heavy squirmers' adopt characteristic group behaviours
Through research published in EPJ E, researchers find that swimming, bottom-heavy particles will collectively spend most of their time in one of two states, between which some intriguing behaviours can emerge. (2020-05-28)
Sugar turns brown algae into good carbon stores
Brown algae are important players in the global carbon cycle by fixing large amounts of carbon dioxide and thus extracting this greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. (2020-05-26)
Algal genome provides insights into first land plants
Cornell researchers have sequenced and analyzed the genome of a single-celled alga that belongs to the closest lineage to terrestrial plants and provides many clues to how aquatic plants first colonized land. (2020-05-22)
Mysterious glowing coral reefs are fighting to recover
A new study by the University of Southampton has revealed why some corals exhibit a dazzling colorful display, instead of turning white, when they suffer 'coral bleaching' -- a condition which can devastate reefs and is caused by ocean warming. (2020-05-21)
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