alga alga

Definition(s):

  • (n) primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves

Usage(s):

  1. By 1962, there were 15 colonies of this green growth, thought to be an alga called Chlorella vulgaris that depended on the newly introduced light.
  2. The culprit, the scientists report in the British journal Studies in Speleology, was a hardy, spherical alga called Palmellococcus.

News

  1. Algal bloom closes swimming area at Sutton Lake

    SUTTON, W.Va. (AP) - A swimming area at Sutton Lake is closed because of an alga. bloom.The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday that a toxin produced by the blue-green algae bloom can be harmful to health.The corps says the swimming area at the lakes...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: Charleston Daily Mail

  2. When green algae run out of air: Single cell organisms need haemoglobin to survive in an oxygen-free environment

    When green algae "can't breathe," they get rid of excess energy through the production of hydrogen. Biologists have found out how the cells notice the absence of oxygen. For this, they need the messenger molecule nitric oxide and the protein haemoglobin, which is commonly known from red blood cells of humans.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Science Daily

  3. When green algae run out of air

    ( Ruhr-University Bochum ) When green algae "can't breathe," they get rid of excess energy through the production of hydrogen. Biologists at the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have found out how the cells notice the absence of oxygen. For this, they need the messenger molecule nitric oxide and the protein haemoglobin, which is commonly known from red blood cells of humans. With colleagues at the UC Los ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

Quotes

  • "I cannot believe the ALGA is happy to spruik the broadband policies of the Rudd Labor Government, yet remains silent about the spurious cancelling of the OPEL project which would have seen Commonwealth funding appropriately targeted at under served...
    on Dec 7, 2008 By: Nick Minchin Source: Computerworld Australia

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