Latest Heterokonts Stories
Diatoms account for a large proportion of the phytoplankton found in the water, and live both in the open sea and in freshwater lakes.
A team of biologists has discovered an entirely new group of algae living in a wide variety of marine and freshwater environments.
Scientists have for the first time determined the complete genome sequence of a brown alga and opened a new door to the understanding of multicellularity and photosynthesis.
A new paper by researchers at George Mason University and the University of Otago in New Zealand shows a strong link between the diversity of organisms at the bottom of the food chain and the diversity of mammals at the top.
New evidence for ice-free summers with intermittent winter sea ice in the Arctic Ocean during the Late Cretaceous â€“ a period of greenhouse conditions - gives a glimpse of how the Arctic is likely to respond to future global warming.
The evolutionary history of diatoms -- abundant oceanic plankton that remove billions of tons of carbon dioxide from the air each year -- needs to be rewritten, according to a new Cornell study. The findings suggest that after a sudden rise in species numbers, diatoms abruptly declined about 33 million years ago -- trends that coincided with severe global cooling.
Lake Superior has a new native resident. Itâ€™s been hanging around the shore for years, but until now it was regarded as an intercontinental drifter, not a homegrown local.