References: Press Releases

Phycology Section

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Ancient and still a pioneer: the Blue-Green Rock Dweller is alga of the year 2017

Algal researchers nominated the Blue-Green Rock Dweller Chroococcidiopsis for the alga of the year 2017. The single celled organism lives inside rocks and lichens, survives extreme climatic conditions and makes hostile environments accessible – today and most likely thousands of millions of years ago as well. While doing so, it paved the way for plants and animals. The blue-green rock dweller, belonging to the cyanobacteria lives like all algae, from sunlight, and is of great interest to ecologists, biotechnologists, and desert- and space researchers. It is the favorite research subject of Prof. Dr. Burkhard Büdel from the University of Kaiserslautern, who has been investigating it for more than 30 years. He is a member of the Phycology Section of the German Society for Plant Sciences, in which the algal researches are organized and who nominate this year an alga of the year for the tenth time this year.

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Phycology Section

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Sea Ice Alga Melosira arctica – winner or loser of climate change?

One of the most important microalgal species from the Arctic Ocean, Melosira arctica, has been nominated “Alga of the Year” by the German Phycology Section. Scientists will use Melosira as a model to understand consequences of climate change. “Currently no one can foresee whether Melosira will benefit or suffer from the melting of sea ice, and nobody knows why it is so productive under such hostile conditions,” says biologist Klaus Valentin from the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI). He is a Member of the Phycology Section within the Germany Society of Plant Sciences, which selected Melosira as Alga of the year 2016.

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Phycology Section

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Alga of the year 2015: The Sea Lettuce Ulva only gets into shape with the right bacteria

Ulva, a green seaweed found in oceans all over the world, has been selected ‘Alga of the Year 2015’. This ’sea lettuce’ either forms tubular ribbons or sheet-like (‘lettuce’) blades. Individuals commonly reach a size of approx. 20-30 cm. The specific ‘lettuce’ growth form of the alga only develops in association of bacteria which trigger differentiation and development. As Ulva requires the presence of these bacteria, it has developed special mechanisms to attract them. This requires an exchange of information between algae and bacteria. As the two organisms belong to two very different evolutionary groups, this process has fascinated chemists, biologists and algal researchers who now want to establish one Ulva species - namely Ulva mutabilis - as a future model organism.

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Phycology Section

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Alga of the year 2014: Chlamydomonas reinhardtii - fast swimmer serves as model

Phycologists of the Botanical Society of Germany have selected Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as alga of the year 2014. This unicellular green alga is able to sense its light environment, is a fast swimmer and is highly appreciated by algal and plant researchers as well as medical scientists as a model organism. Chlamydomonas even provides the basis for the establishment of novel scientific areas in neurobiology and medicine, such as optogenetics where genetically modified cells are applied as ‘light switches’. Text translated by Dr. Dagmar Stengl and published on the website of the Phycology Section.

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Research Consortium Mossclone

Press Relase

Concept development, copy writing

Halftime for Mosses as Measuring Devices

An international research team takes stock on their way to monitoring air quality in Europe

After one and a half year the international research group has prepared the mosses to be cultivated in larger bioreactors. Doing this the researchers around the biologist Prof. Dr. Ralf Reski from the University of Freiburg, Germany, have reached the first milestone in the “Mossclone” research project funded by the EU in which they are developing a new biotechnological tool which uses mosses to monitor air pollutants.

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Pressemitteilung: Alge des Jahres 2013

Section Phycology

Press release: Concept development, copy writing, image research and editing

Alga of the year 2013: Lingulodinium polyedrum illuminates the sea

The alga fascinates not only scientists but also sailors and beach walkers since it is capable of illuminating the sea at night with a bluish light. The portrait about the microalga Lingulodinium polyedrum was translated by Dr. Dagmar Stengl and published on the website of the Phycology Section.

read press release: Lingulodiniumhttp://dbg-phykologie.de/en/alga-of-the-year/alga-of-the-year-2013.html illuminates the sea

Pressemitteilung: Deutsches Nationalkomitee Biologie

IUBS Member Germany (Deutsches Nationalkomitee Biologie, DNK)

German press release: concept development and copy writing

IUBS member Germany discusses strategies to stop loss of biological diversity

to German press release: Deutsches Nationalkomitee Biologie berät über Strategien gegen den Verlust der biologischen Vielfalt

Pressemitteilung: Alge des Jahres 2012

Section Phycology

Press release: Concept development, text, image research and editing

Algal of the year: Stoneworts – pioneers and keystone species under threat

Stoneworts attract the researchers attention since some Chara species are able to conquer new aquatic habitats as ‘pioneers’ whilst others exhibit very specific growth requirements, and once having colonized an area, can shape the whole ecosystem. The portrait about Stoneworts belonging to the alga genus Chara was translated by Dr. Dagmar Stengl and published on the website of the Phycology Section. 

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Pressemitteilung: Wilhelm Pfeffer-Preis

German Botanical Society (Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, DBG)

German press release on the occasion of the Wilhelm Pfeffer Award: Concept development, text, image editing

Whether plants invest in growth or self-defense

read German press release: Ob Pflanzen wachsen oder wehrhaft sind

Alexandra Furch in der Medien-Mitteilung zum Horst Wiehe-Preis der DBG

German Botanical Society (Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, DBG)

German press release on the occasion of the Horst Wiehe Award: Concept development, copy writing, image editing

Understanding a signal cascade that drives a tiny engine inside plants

read German press release: Aufklärung einer Signalkaskade, die einen pflanzlichen Minimotor antreibt

Medien-Mitteilung: Alge des Jahres

Section Phycology

Press release: Concept development, text, image research and editing

Alga of the year 2011: Fragilariopsis cylindrus loves the extremes

Algal researchers from the Phycology Section have declared the diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus alga of the year 2011. The portrait about the ice alga which is able to grow and thrive in one of the most extreme habitats on earth was translated by Dr. Dagmar Stengl and published on the website of the Phycology Section.

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Alga of the year 2011: Fragilariopsis cylindrus loves the extremes

Pressemitteilung: Deutsche Biologen fest in internationalen Dachverband integriert

IUBS Member Germany (Deutsches Nationalkomitee Biologie, DNK)

German press release: text, concept development

German biologists are active members of the international umbrella organization

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Medien-Mitteilung: das „Außenministerium“ der deutschen Biologen konsolidiert sich

IUBS Member Germany (Deutsches Nationalkomitee Biologie, DNK)

Press release: text, concept development

IUBS member Germany – the "foreign ministry" of German biologists consolidates itself

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Pressemitteilung - Emiliania wirkt auf das Klima der Welt

Phycology Sektion

Press release: concept development, text, image research and editing

Alga of the year 2009: Emiliania huxleyi – an algal dwarf impacts on global climate

A tiny organism is able to grow in such amounts to be spotted by satellites from the sky. It plays a major role in the carbon cycle and influences climate on earth. The portrait about the algal dwarf was translated by Dr. Dagmar Stengl and published on the website of the Phycology Section.

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Pressemitteilung: Der Evolution über die Schulter schauen – Kölner Botanikerin für neuen Forschungsansatz geehrt

German Botanical Society (Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, DBG)

German press release on the occasion of the Wilhelm Pfeffer Award: concept development, text, image edition

Evolution at work - botanist from Cologne honored for invention of new research approach

read German press release: Kölner Botanikerin für neuen Forschungsansatz geehrtFür Ihre Ergebnisse über den Photosynthese-Apparat

Pressemitteilung: Evolution der Entgiftung

German Botanical Society (Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, DBG)

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Evolution of detoxification - plant physiologist from Rostock honored for uncovering an essential metabolic pathway

read German press release: Evolution der Entgiftung – Ehrung einer Rostocker Pflanzenphysiologin, die einen essentiellen Stoffwechselweg erforscht

Pressemitteilung: Die Modellpflanze der Genetiker ist kein Urtyp

German Botanical Society (Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, DBG)

German press release: concept development, copy writing, image edition

The model plant of geneticists isn't a primordial plant - chromosome researcher awarded a prize

read German press release: Die Modellpflanze der Genetiker ist kein Urtyp – Preis für Chromosomenforscher

Pressemitteilung: Anzeiger für saubere Gewässer - Die Froschlaichalge wird Alge des Jahres 2010

Phycology Sektion

German press release: concept development, text, image research and editing

Detector for clean waters: Batrachospermum is alga of the year

read German press release: Die Froschlaichalge wird Alge des Jahres 2010

 

 

Pressemitteilung: Micrasterias - unsterblich und doch auf der Roten Liste

Phycology Sektion

Press release: concept development, text, image research and editing

Micrasterias - immortal but on the Red List of endangered species

The alga Micrasterias, whose name is deriving from the Greek ‘little star’, is highly threatened despite its ability to asexually reproduce simply by cell division. The portrait about the alga was translated by Dr. Dagmar Stengl and published on the website of the Phycology Section.

read press release: Alga of the Year 2008: Micrasterias - immortal but on the Red List of endangered species

Medien-Mitteilung: Seetang Laminaria ist Alge des Jahres 2007

Phycology Sektion

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Kelp Laminaria nominated - "Alga of the year"

Kelps can reach lengths of several metres and build the rainforests of the sea which funtion as . Together with other macroalgae, Laminaria forms unique ecosystems called kelp forests which are seen as the "rainforests of the sea". They provide shelter, food and nursery grounds for a large range of marine animals such as crustaceans and fish. The portrait of the alga was translated by Dr. Dagmar Stengl.

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