The forceful light

Picture this: in the near future we might be eating algae based foods, but also we could be running our cars on algae biofuel, not to mention that we could be wearing shoes or clothing made from algae.

In this 5th podcast episode, we are exploring the photosynthetic response and carbon allocation in marine microalgal species acclimated to different light regimes. The research was done throughout a 1,5-year laboratory work at the Polytechnic University of Marche, in Italy, and consisted in growing monospecific algal batch cultures under different light intensities, as well as under different time exposures to light. The findings were quite interesting and would need further studies for the complete picture of what happens on the biochemical and physiological levels within microalgal cells.

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