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Tammi Richardson and Jeff Dudycha received big NSF grant

Tammi Richardson and Jeff Dudycha were awarded a Dimensions of Biodiversity award from the NSF.

The title is: DIMENSIONS:  Links Between Spectral Irradiance and Cryptophyte Biodiversity in Environments from Ponds to Oceans.

Short summary of the project:

Cryptophytes are microscopic algae found in aquatic ecosystems. This project examines how color of the underwater light field influences the molecular evolution of cryptophyte light-capture genes, the spectral efficiency of their light absorption, and the taxonomic diversification and ecological distribution of cryptophyte species in nature.

Congratulations Tammi and Jeff!

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