New publication by Dr. Louie Wurch

What’s Really Feeding Long Island’s Destructive Brown Tides?


SUMMARY: Dr. Louie Wurch, of the JMU Biology dept, and colleagues at Columbia University have used a genomic approach called 'metatranscriptomics' to determine that phosphorous management may be an important factor in the control of toxic 'brown tides'.

In a study done in collaboration with colleagues at Columbia University, Dr. Louie Wurch has "found a new strategy to limit the growth of an algae species called Aureococcus anophagefferens, which at high densities can result in devastating brown tides. Leveraging a genomic approach called metatranscriptomics, the researchers determined that phosphorus management may be important to controlling brown tides."

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Published: Friday, March 15, 2019

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 2, 2019

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