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Like weeds of the sea, 'brown tide' algae exploit nutrient-rich coastlines


September 5, 2014

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A new study by researchers at Columbia University's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Stony Brook University highlights up close, the survival skills that have made Aureococcus anophagefferens the bane of fishermen, boaters and real-estate agents. Building on previous mapping of Aureococcus' genome, the study, published in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology, confirms that the genes previously hypothesized to help Aureococcus survive in murky waters.Full Story

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