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Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Alga, Heal Thyself

Interesting article over at News-Medical.Net about the amazing wound response of the invasive marine alga Caulerpa taxifolia. If a piece of the alga is damaged, a gelatinous substance covers the wound within seconds. Then any torn fragment is free to start growing again. Scientist Georg Pohnert and his research team have uncovered the chemical pathway of this process.


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