Green Algae

Hungry green algae prefer to eat bacteria alive

Scientists at Columbia University, American Museum of Natural History, and University of Arizona suggest that the ability of green algae to eat bacteria is more widespread than previously thought. This finding could be important in environmental and climate science. They found that five strains of single-celled green algae consume bacteria when they are “hungry” and only when the bacteria are alive. Columbia University and  American Museum of Natural History are NYSERNet members. Read more here: