Presentations
Pdf downloads
  • Cyanophycota click here

  • Chlorophycota-Chlorophyceae-General Features click here

  • Rhodophycota-Rhodophyceae-Thallus organization, structure and reproduction  click here
Links
  • Report on regional workshop on the taxonomy, ecology and processing of economically important red seaweeds click here

  • Biofuels from algae click here

  • Experts in the field of algology in Tamil Nadu click here

  • Lichens and non-vascular plants by Robert S. Egan, Professor of Biology, University of Nebraska at Omaha click here
  • Cultivation of marine and unicellular algae  (pdf)  click here
  • Algal Indicators of Trophic Lake Types  (pdf)  click here
  • Welcome to the world of Algae (link)  click here
  • Indian Hydrobiology - a journal for indian freshwater algae   click here
  • Here is a website with Lecture Notes and Animations links;  having  very standard notes and animation. A  fantastic site created and maintained by an Indian for the benefit of teaching and student community.   click here
Algae info
Alga of the Year 2014: Chlamydomonas  reinhardtii
Phycologists of the Botanical Society of Germany have selected Chlamydomonas reinhardtii as alga of the year 2014.......
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Alga of the Year 2013: Lingulodinium polyedrum
"The unicellular single celled dinoflagellate with an armoured plate illuminates sea at night with a bluish light.  ..........."  click here

Alga of the Year 2012: Chara spp.                                        

"Stoneworts belonging to the genus Chara are algae of the year 2012.  ..........."  click here


Alga of the Year 2011: Fragilariopsis cylindrus                                         

Algal researchers of the Phycology Section of the German Botanical Society have chosen the Fragilariopsis cylindrus as  'Alga of the year 2011' . "We are fascinated by this species because it can survive and even reproduce within the ice of the polar seas ..........."       Click here   
                                                   
Alga of the Year 2010: Batrachospermum                                         
Algal researchers of the Phycology Section of the German Botanical Society have chosen the Batrachospermum as 'Alga of the year 2010' to highlight its importance of the alga of this group that usually found in clean water of  hill streams.  
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Alga of the Year 2009: Emiliania huxleyi 

Algal researchers of the Phycology Section of the German Botanical Society have chosen the Emiliania as ‘Alga of the Year 2009’ to highlight its importance as a global key organism. For more details click here

Alga of the Year 2008: Micrasterias 

Algal researchers of the Phycology Section of the German Botanical Society have chosen the desmid Micrasterias as ‘Alga of the Year 2008’. Micrasterias,the name derived from Greek meaning ‘little star’,is a highly threatened, but species-rich and morphologically extremely diverse, genus of green algae. They entirely depend on the presence of unspoilt fresh water bodies for their existence. For more details click here

Alga of the year 2007" Kelp Laminaria 

Membersof the Phycology Section of the German Botanical Society who conducts research on algaenominatethe seaweed Laminaria as ‘Alga of the year’: the kelp Laminaria can reach lengths of several metres. It forms, together with other macroalgal species, large underwater forests in the sea (so-called ‘kelp forests’). Kelps contain alginic acid which has several applications as stabilizing agents in many food and cosmetic products. In contrast to other plants, kelps grow mainly in winter when sunlight is sparse. Algae take up the greenhouse gas carbon-dioxide and are the most important oxygen producers of the world. For more details  click here

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