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Phytoplankton

Fragments of phytoplankton outer shell
25.10.2018

When viral infection wipes out an algal bloom, fragments may turn airborne, increasing clouds and cooling the surface below

Dr. Daniella Schatz and Prof. Assaf Vardi
09.11.2017

Are tiny packages of cellular material helping the algal cells or the viruses that infect them? 

algal bloom from space
06.04.2017

How do algal blooms spread in areas where nutrients are scarce? 

Satellite image showing a patch of bright waters associated with a bloom of phytoplankton in the Barents Sea off Norway. Image courtesy of Norman Kuring, Ocean Color Group at Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA
21.10.2014

Understanding how viruses attack giant algal blooms may help us understand their role in fixing global carbon
 

Diatom cells expressing ROS-sensitive proteins in the nucleus (green) and chlorophyll (red)
09.04.2014

Ocean plankton turn a toxic byproduct into a sophisticated stress indicator