By Kirsten Heimann

Molecular study on algae during the last a long time has supplied major insights into common organic mechanisms. this information has proved necessary to the sphere of biotechnology the place learn on new purposes in nutrients tradition, biofuel and prescribed drugs is underway. This new publication on algal phone biology presents an summary of state-of-the-art learn with a spotlight on cytoskeleton structure/function and cytokinesis of algae.

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