Julius Laboratory

Department of Biological Sciences

 

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Julius Laboratory

Department of Biological Sciences

 

 The golden algae (haptophyte and heterokont lineages) contain the largest and smallest photosythetic organisms with distinct chloroplasts, produce >25% of the available oxygen in the atmosphere, and are the exclusive producers of essential fatty acids required for human health.  Yet most are unaware of this

group and do not understand their importance. While our lab is

biased towards the diatoms, we pursue questions involving all member of the group in every aspect of their biology.  This includes basic theoretical questions regarding classification, systematics, and ecology to more applied investigations working to bioprospect and exploit valuable attributes expressed in this organismal collection.

 

     Lab News

 

  • 31-MAR-2021 New Publication: Alverson, A.J., Chafin, T.K., Jones, K.A.  Manoylov, K.M., Johnson, H., Julius, M.L., Nakov, T., Ruck, E.C., Theriot, E.C., Yaeger, K.M., Stone, J.M. 2021. Microbial biogeography through the lens of exotic species: the recent introduction and spread of the freshwater diatom Discostella asterocostata in the United States. Biol Invasions. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10530-021-02497-5.
  • 12-JAN-2021 New Publication: Han, R., Julius, M.L., Buchanan, F., Walsh, P. 2021. DiaFilament Extrusion of Bioresorbable PDLGA for Additive Manufacturing utilizing Diatom Biosilica to inhibit process-induced thermal degradation, Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 116, 104265, ISSN 1751-6161,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.104265.

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Julius Laboratory

Department of Biological Sciences

St. Cloud State University

 

These materials are not endorsed, approved, or provided by or on behalf of St. Cloud State University

© 2017, All Rights Reserved

JuliusLaboratory

Department of Biological Sciences

St. Cloud State University

 

These materials are not endorsed, approved, or provided by or on behalf of St. Cloud State University