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Veritable powerhouses – even without DNA

Whether human beings or animals, plants or algae: the cells of most life forms contain special structures that are responsible for energy production. Referred…

Helping corals to cope with pressure

Coral reefs have high biodiversity and economic value, yet these vital ecosystems are at risk as rising sea temperatures increase the frequency of local and…

A new indicator for marine ecosystem changes: the diatom/dinoflagellate index

The European Union declared it their target to re-establish a „good ecological status“ in European seas by 2020. Quite a challenging task! But what actually is…

Nordic seas cooled 500,000 years before global oceans

The cooling of the Nordic Seas towards modern temperatures started in the early Pliocene, half a million years before the global oceans cooled. A new study of…

Exploding Chromosomes Fuel Research About Evolution

Human cells somehow squeeze two meters of double-stranded DNA into the space of a typical chromosome, a package 10,000 times smaller than the volume of genetic…

Researchers view swimming tactics of tiny aquatic predators

By applying state-of-the-art holographic microscopy to a major marine biology challenge, researchers from two Baltimore institutions have identified the…