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2014-04-16 13:05:00

A team including Carnegie's Martin Jonikas developed a highly sophisticated tool that will transform the work of plant geneticists Photosynthesis provides fixed carbon and energy for nearly all life on Earth, yet many aspects of this fascinating process remain mysterious. For example, little is known about how it is regulated in response to changes in light intensity. More fundamentally, we do not know the full list of the parts of the molecular machines that perform photosynthesis in any...

2014-03-17 12:27:07

"Nature-Equivalent" Material Will Offer Improved Quality and Bioavailability to Consumers and Help Industry Meet Burgeoning Demand ORLANDO, Fla., March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Valensa International announced today that it will begin to offer ZanthinNEX(®) Astaxanthin commercially in late 2014. ZanthinNEX is a form of the carotenoid Astaxanthin produced via a proprietary process using natural enzymatic conversions that delivers a safe finished product that is 'nature equivalent' to...

Researchers Explain The Flagellar Synchronisation Of Swimming Algae
2013-10-25 14:14:45

Max Planck Institute The beating of flagella is one of the basic principles of movement in the cellular cosmos. However, up to now, scientists were unsure as to how the movements of several of these small cellular appendages are synchronized. Dresden-based researchers from the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics and the MPI for the Physics of Complex Systems have now succeeded in demonstrating how the green alga Chlamydomonas synchronizes the movements of its two...

Biologists Produce Rainbow-Colored Algae
2013-03-07 15:51:10

University of California, San Diego What can green algae do for science if they weren´t, well, green? That´s the question biologists at UC San Diego sought to answer when they engineered a green alga used commonly in laboratories, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, into a rainbow of different colors by producing six different colored fluorescent proteins in the algae cells. While fluorescent green, red, blue and yellow may be all the rage this year for running shoes and other kinds...

Algae Could One Day Help Fight Cancer
2012-12-10 15:08:04

[ Watch the Video: Biology Helping To Engineer Drugs ] Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Pond scum may be undervalued, but a team of scientists recently discovered it could have biological value. Researchers from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) recently revealed that they have successfully genetically engineered algae that can make a complex, therapeutic drug that is anti-cancer. The researchers believe that the results of the experiment allow...

Algae Draws Energy From Other Plants
2012-11-21 11:22:20

Bielefeld University Astonishing research finding by biologists at Bielefeld University published in the online journal Nature Communications Flowers need water and light to grow. Even children learn that plants use sunlight to gather energy from earth and water. Members of Professor Dr. Olaf Kruse´s biological research team at Bielefeld University have made a groundbreaking discovery that one plant has another way of doing this. They have confirmed for the first time that a plant,...

2012-06-27 22:15:02

The pico is a very small unit, even smaller than the nano as it is the equivalent of 10-12. The biologist Aitor Alonso has devoted himself to studying green algae of this imperceptible size existing in the Bilbao estuary, paying particular attention to the area beyond the Nervión estuary. This has enabled him to identify six genera and eleven nano- and picoplanktonic species that until now had not been catalogued in these waters. He has also put forward some measures designed to...

2012-05-21 14:20:20

CORALVILLE, Iowa, May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- McCord Research, the parent company of Pinnaclife, warns parents that they should be careful when selecting a swimming location for their children during summer months. Most farmers are aware of the serious health threats to livestock and heed the blue-green algae warnings issued by state universities and departments of agriculture. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120510/CG05130LOGO) Health alerts are issued by states when they...

2011-12-05 10:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sapphire Energy, Inc., one of the world leaders in algae-based crude oil, today announced that Nucleic Acids Research Journal has published its white paper, "An exogenous chloroplast genome for complex sequence manipulation in algae." As the site of photosynthesis in plants and algae, the chloroplast is responsible for producing organic molecules from atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) and is thus a crucial metabolic engineering target....

2011-11-17 07:00:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Life Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: LIFE) today announced that the company has introduced its GeneArt® Algae Engineering Kits, the first commercially available genetic modification and expression systems for photosynthetic microalgae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Synechococcus elongatus. The strains are model organisms for the study of photosynthesis, circadian rhythms and nutrient-regulated gene activity, and are...