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
Will make colorful algal beads from brown algal extracts, recipe courtesy of PSA.
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.