Sze-Wan Poong

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Crustose brown algae have relatively simple morphology and anatomy, and the limited characters were a major obstacle in delineating species of Mesospora (Ralfsiales, Phaeophyceae). The type species, Mesospora schmidtii, was described using material collected in Indonesia. A subsequent study, using material from Japan, was identified as M. schmidtii, but we(More)
For de novo transcriptome analysis, choosing a closest reference model specie in terms of evolutionary distance is a general approach for gene mapping and genome annotations. However, not every selected reference model species possesses comprehensive genome annotations and curated information, and the total number of mapped genes from the selected reference(More)
Stratospheric ozone depletion has led to increasing levels of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) reaching the Earth’s surface. Elevated UVR, particularly in the high latitudes, potentially causes shifts in species composition and diversity in various ecosystems, consequently altering the biogeochemical cycles. Microalgae are not only ecologically important as(More)
The increased frequency of heat waves due to climate change poses a threat to all organisms. Microalgae are the basis of aquatic food webs, and high temperatures have significant impacts on their adaptation and survival rates. Algae respond to environmental changes by modulating their photosynthetic rates and biochemical composition. This study aims to(More)
Studies on the crustose brown algae are relatively few despite a long history of studies conducted since the 1800s, with temperate species forming the bulk of these studies. There is a need for more focus on crustose brown algae particularly in the tropics as they are generally different from those in the temperate regions. Taxonomic confusion arising from(More)
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