Cirque du Algae

Cirque du Algae

Researchers at Cambridge University have captured the first 3D video of a living algal embryo turning itself inside out, from a sphere to a mushroom shape and back again. The results could help unravel the mechanical processes at work during a similar process in animals, which has been called the “most important…

Algae Swimmers

Algae Swimmers

Using high-speed microscopic imaging, University of Cambridge researchers have found that algae move away from surfaces as a result of contact between the surface and the cells’ flagella or cilia…

A Case for Mixed Algal Cultures

Charlotte Dormer writes a review, in the Natural Environment Research Council’s Planet Earth online, of research at the University of Cambridge suggesting that, when grown in open ponds, algae should be…