Algal researchers from the Phycology Section have declared the diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus 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, one of the most extreme habitats on earth’ argues Professor Dr Peter Kroth from the University of Konstanz . Peter Kroth is Chair of the Phycology Section of the German Society for Plant Sciences (DBG).
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Prof. Dr. Peter Kroth
Speaker of the Phycology Section
Universität Konstanz, Fachbereich Biologie
Phone: ++49 (0) 7531-884816
Dr. Thomas Mock
Head of the sequence program and expert on Fragilariopsis cylindrus
School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK
Phone: ++44 (0)1603 592566 oder ++44 (0) 1603592163
Members of the Phycology Section (Algology) (www.dbg-phykologie.de/en.html) conduct research on algae and investigate, amongst others, taxonomical, ecological, physiological and molecular topics on macro- and microalgae. The Section promotes algal research and supports young scientists. The Section is one of five subject-specific Sections of the German Society for Plant Sciences (Deutsche Botanische Gesellschaft, DBG, www.deutsche-botanische-gesellschaft.de/en.html).
Text: Dr. Esther Schwarz-Weig: www.Sci-Stories.com
Translation: Dr. Thomas Mock and Dr. Dagmar Stengl, National University of Ireland, Galway