Scientific curiosity is universal and answers to globally relevant questions should be accessible to all. We will be using this platform to post regular educational pieces that underpin the work conducted in the Neilan Laboratory.
These resources can be used to breakdown the methods or analyses commonly chosen in our lab and can be used to explain basic scientific concepts, explain elements of one of our scientific papers, or help you to design your own experiments.
What are Cyanobacteria?
by Leanne Pearson
Photosynthetic microorganisms known as cyanobacteria are found in a variety of aquatic and terrestrial habitats worldwide, including oceans, lakes, polar melt-water ponds, hot springs and desert soil crusts. Sometimes erroneously termed ‘blue-green algae’, they are in fact a morphologically and physiologically diverse phylum of bacteria