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Engineered blue-green algae use sunlight to make fuel

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 08, 2013, 13:22

Chemists have engineered blue-green algae to grow chemical precursors for fuels and plastics, which is the first step in replacing fossil fuels as raw materials for the chemical industry.

`Green algae chows down on other plants`

Last Updated: Sunday, November 25, 2012, 21:44

Green algae break down other plant materials and slurp them up as food when deprived of other sources of energy, a new finding that could be useful in making bio-diesel.

Land plants ‘evolved from conjugating green algae’

Last Updated: Monday, April 18, 2011, 17:18

The closest relatives to land plants are conjugating green algae such as Spirogyra.