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Algal genome provides insights into first land plants

Cornell University 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. The report, “The Penium margaritaceum Genome: Hallmarks...

Fighting childhood malnutrition in Zambia with spirulina

Memory Maninga reports for Zambia Daily Mail that in Mansa, the capital of the Luapula Province of Zambia, spirulina is being grown in ponds in the communities because of its high medicinal and nutritional value. Zambia has in the recent past been importing spirulina from the United States. However, imported...

Taking ATP3 Workshops on the Road

Dr. Tom Dempster works as a research professor – focusing on strain selection and development, biomass production, algal biofuels and high-value products, and air and wastewater bioremediation – at the Arizona Center for Algae Technology and Innovation (AzCATI) at Arizona State University....

Algae and Sex Part 1: Self-Destruction

Sex self-destruction represents a fascinating new scientific mystery that includes climate chaos, ghost forests, temperature spikes, fierce storms, colossal nutrient collapse in field crops, prized stallions, knockout mice, virile mink and an end to sex as we know it. This avoidable self-destruction threatens humanity pain...