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Genome Sequence Reveals Factors Behind the Spread of "Brown Tides" in Coastal Waters
Description: The impact of harmful algal blooms (HABs) have recently intensified. Most research has focused on chemical nutrients as causative agents of these blooms. Now researchers have sequenced and annotated the first complete genome of a HAB species: Aureococcus anophagefferens. This species shows genome-encoded advantages such as survival under low light conditions that allow it to outcompete other phytoplankton and thus damage the food chain in the ecosystem. [Source: Newswise]
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Source: Newswise
Publish Date: 2/22/2011
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