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Synthetic biology's 'promise and potential' capture investor attention - Genetic Literacy Project

Genetic Literacy Project
Synthetic Biology has become the new frontier of genetic engineering, promising to radically change the way we make clothes, fragrances, flavors, biofuels and plastics. Utilizing yeast, algae, microbes and bacteria as tiny manufacturing plants, it may ...

Novel approach for photosynthetic production of carbon neutral biofuel from green algae - EurekAlert (press release)

EurekAlert (press release)
When algal cells are first incubated under anaerobic conditions in the dark and then exposed to light, they start producing hydrogen efficiently, but unfortunately only for a few seconds, says the leader of the research group, Yagut Allahverdiyeva ...

Can ExxonMobil Use Synthetic Biology to Commercialize Algae Fuels? - Motley Fool

Motley Fool
But as a reminder of the difficulty of predictably controlling biology, the breakthrough is still just a starting point. ExxonMobil and SGI remain a long way from a commercial-scale facility, although shareholders now have a date to circle on the ...

Didymo Algae - Didymosphenia geminata

Quebec - Canada

Fact sheets for the new aquatic invasive species called Didymosphenia geminata that began to appeared in Quebecs rivers in 2006.

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    Didymo Algae - Didymosphenia geminata
    In 2006, a new aquatic invasive species called Didymosphenia geminata appeared in Rivi?re Matap?dia.


    Didymo Algae - Mddep

Didymosphenia geminata - Wikipedia
United States

Article about Didymosphenia geminata, commonly known as didymo or rock snot, the species of diatom that grows in warm and shallow water.

Didymosphenia geminata in British Columbia Streams

Discuses the algaes distribution through out British Columbia's water ways and what treats the mats of diatoms may pose to salmonid habitats.


A basic guide to algae including marine, freshwater and land species.

Golden Algae
United States

Information from Wikipedia on this large group of unicellular flagellate algae, the Chrysophytes, found mostly in fresh water.

Green Algae
United States

Description of this diverse group of freshwater algae commonly known as chlorophytes, with excellent microscopic images.

Red Algae
United States

Information from Wikipedia on these seaweeds, their place in the fossil record, taxonomy and classification.

Freshwater Algae
United States

Provides information on the varieties of algae and their classification with photomicrographs of example species of the main freshwater phyla.


Information on the characteristics of this group with details of the life cycle of Chlamydomonas, Spirogyra and Ulva.


The characteristics of brown seaweeds with details of the life cycle of Laminaria, Saccharina, Fucus and Sargassum muticum.

Nongeniculate Coralline Algae
United States

Research project by Melissa Roth on this extraordinary group of algae, with much information and accompanied by many interesting photographs.