Diatoms, a kind of algae that reproduces prodigiously, have been called “the jewels of the sea” for their ability to manipulate light. Now, researchers hope to harness that property to boost solar technology.
Cheating is a behavior not limited to humans, animals and plants. Even microscopically small, single-celled algae do it, a team of UA researchers has discovered. Humans do it, chimpanzees do it, cuckoos do it – cheating to score a free … Continue reading →
Ocean eddies help jump-start plankton blooms that spread across hundreds of square miles On this July 4th week, U.S. beachgoers are thronging their way to seaside resorts and parks to celebrate with holiday fireworks. But across the horizon and miles … Continue reading →
*Cycle enables marine phytoplankton to use carbon and nitrogen from their environment* Scientists have discovered that marine diatoms, tiny phytoplankton abundant in the sea, have an animal-like urea cycle, and that this cycle enables the diatoms to efficiently use carbon … Continue reading →