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Optimizing cyanobacteria for biofuel production

Cyanobacteria have attracted significant attention as potential biocatalysts for production of clean energy and green chemicals from sunlight and atmospheric CO2. A recent study investigated effects of altering large cellular ...

dateApr 25, 2017 in Biotechnology
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How do plants make oxygen? Ask cyanobacteria

The ability to generate oxygen through photosynthesis—that helpful service performed by plants and algae, making life possible for humans and animals on Earth—evolved just once, roughly 2.3 billion years ago, in certain ...

dateMar 30, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Cyanobacteria—the future of sunscreen?

Sunscreens and moisturizers derived from biological sources such as cyanobacteria could represent a safer alternative to current, synthetically produced cosmetics, research published in the European Journal of Phycology suggests.

dateJan 13, 2017 in Biotechnology
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Toxic blue-green algae adapt to rising CO2

A common type of blue-green algae is finding it easy to adapt to Earth's rising CO2 levels, meaning blue-green algae – of which there are many toxin-producing varieties – are even more adept at handling changing climatic ...

dateAug 04, 2016 in Environment
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