Biology of the Algae Lab
EEB 3250/5250 Lab, FALL 2014
TA: Simona Augyte
The labs will follow the syllabus outlined on the Biology of the Algae HuskyCT site. Lab handouts will be posted there 1-2 weeks ahead of the lab. It will save you some time and stress if you read the handout before the lab.
Lab 1 - August 25
Introduction. Field trip around campus to collect microalgae using a plankton net.
FIELD TRIP - September 6
New London low tide 1:48PM of 0.04ft.
Lab 2 - September 8
Introduction to Brown Algae
Lab 3 - September 15
More browns! Identified sporangia from fresh sorus tissue of various kelps, looked at life cycles and key features of various genera. Also made colorful algal beads from sodium alginate (a brown algal extract), recipe courtesy of PSA.
Lab 4 - September 20
Lab Quiz 1 and Red Algae Lab
If you know what organism you are looking for, you will likely find it here. No pictures though.
Some info on macroscopic marine algae.
Here you can find information on some of the morphologically most impressive algae - diatoms and desmids.
More about desmids here.
- Virtual Phycology Collection at the George Stafford Torrey Herbarium, University of Connecticut. This contains over 800 images of pressed, dried algae on herbarium sheets.