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How do baby algae come into being ?

How do baby algae come into being ?


The biological station at Roscoff in Brittany (northwestern France), which was founded 150 years ago, on 20th August 1872, still serves as a reference for the study of marine life. This is evidenced by a major discovery that made the headlines of the journal Science in late July 2022: scientists have shown that a small crustacean can help algae to reproduce, in the same way as bees pollinate flowers. Let's head to Brittany to take a look behind the scenes of this fascinating research work.

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