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Algae, as the most diverse and productive biological taxonomic group on the planet, encompass a myriad of species with significant ecological and evolutionary importance. The journal Algae is dedicated to serving as a leading platform for advancing the field of algal ecology and evolution. With a focus on timely dissemination of the latest research results and fostering a virtuous cycle of knowledge exchange, Algae aims to make substantial contributions to the development of phycology as a whole.
- Ecology and Evolutionary Disciplines: Algae aims to publish high-quality research papers that delve into the intricate aspects of algal ecology and evolutionary biology. We welcome studies exploring the interactions between algae and their environments, as well as investigations into the evolutionary mechanisms that shape algal diversity, adaptation, and speciation.
- Biodiversity and Taxonomy: Understanding and cataloguing the vast biodiversity of algae are crucial goals of Algae. We encourage submissions that clarify the taxonomic classification of algae, identify new species, and contribute to our understanding of their phylogenetic relationships.
- Physiology, Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology: Algae offers a research platform for the study of algal physiology, biochemistry, cell biology, and molecular biology. We welcome studies that elucidate the fundamental processes governing algal growth, reproduction, metabolic pathways, and responses to environmental stimuli.
- Biotechnology and Applied Fields: Recognizing the practical significance of algal research, Algae welcomes contributions in the areas of biotechnology and applied fields related to algae. We encourage investigations into algal-based bioproducts, biofuels, nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals, and other applications that hold potential for sustainable solutions.
Algae aims to be an authoritative publication in the field of algal ecology and evolution, with an inclusive scope encompassing ecology, evolutionary biology, biodiversity, taxonomy, physiology, biochemistry, cell and molecular biology, biotechnology, and applied research. Through the rapid dissemination of cutting-edge research and a commitment to facilitating a virtuous cycle of information exchange, we aspire to significantly contribute to the progress and development of phycology as a flourishing discipline. Researchers worldwide are invited to join us on this journey of discovery and conservation of the most diverse and productive biological taxonomic group on Earth - the algae.