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New Species Of Algae Similar To Turtle Weed
2012-10-10 10:37:12

Molecular tools aid in identification of new algae species in Guam University of Guam Marine Lab scientist, Tom Shils and coauthor Heroen Verbruggen of the University of Melbourne have recently published an article describing a new species of algae found in the waters of Guam. Rhipilia coppejansii is the fifth green alga described from the Mariana Islands and the first one since 1978. "The molecular tools that aided its identification also reveal that previously undetected biodiversity...

2010-12-15 12:46:00

LAKE CHARLES, La., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Russell L. Chapman, former President of the Phycological Society of America (the leading organization promoting the research and teaching of algal related science in the US) has joined Aquatic Energy LLC as the Chairman of its Science Advisory Board including university outreach, grants and phycology talent development. "Dr. Chapman has been one of the preeminent scholars in the field of phycology for more than 40 years. His depth of...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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