21 Jan 2009 · Press release · Sections

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

Algal bloom off the coast of Iceland , documented by NASA. The turquoise traces in the water suggest that billions of Emiliania huxleyi are present in the phytoplankton. Photo: NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response

Algal researchers of the German Botanical Society have chosen Emiliania huxleyi as ‘alga of the year‘ to highlight its importance as a global key organism.

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