Biodiversity and application of microalgae

  title={Biodiversity and application of microalgae},
  author={F. Blaine Metting},
  journal={Journal of Industrial Microbiology},
The algae are a polyphyletic, artificial assemblage of O2-evolving, photosynthetic organisms (and secondarily nonphotosynthetic evolutionary descendants) that includes seaweeds (macroalgae) and a highly diverse group of microorganisms known as microalgae. Phycology, the study of algae, developed historically as a discipline focused on the morphological, physiological and ecological similarities of the subject organisms, including the prokaryotic bluegreen algae (cyanobacteria) and… CONTINUE READING
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