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FEPS publishes Perspectives in Phycology, a quarterly electronic journal covering all domains of phycology, including the contributions of phycological research to current and emerging issues in environmental, health and industrial sectors. Work on both eukaryotic algae and cyanobacteria falls within the scope of the journal. The subject areas covered include:

  • Applied phycology and biotechnology
  • Morphology and cell biology
  • Macro- and microalgal ecology
  • Macro- and microalgal systematics and evolution
  • Molecular biology and genomics
  • Physiology and biochemistry
  • Toxicology, health and risk management


Perspecitives in Phycology is edited by Burkard Becker (Universität zu Köln) and Mark Cock (Station Biologique Roscoff). The journal publishes (Mini)Reviews, Opinions, Letters to the editors, Algal Facts and other articles. Aimed at researchers, students and teachers, PiP articles are always authoritative, and are written by both leaders in the field and rising stars. Additional information can be found at the journal's website.

The Table of Content of the latest issue:

Cell size has gene expression and biophysical consequences for cellular function Raven, John A.; Knight, Charles A.; Beardall, John
Perspectives in Phycology, (2019), p. - Abstract

The focus in this article is on the biophysics and morphogenesis of large algal cells, defined here as having a volume (including cell wall and all intracellular...

Genome and cell size variation across algal taxa Raven, John A.; Knight, Charles A.; Beardall, John
Perspectives in Phycology, (2019), p. - Abstract

This review addresses the more than 104-fold variation in genome size (1C DNA) among eukaryotic algae (and making comparisons, where relevant, to embryophytes) in the context of the demonstrated relationship between genome size and cell volume (excluding...

Uncovering the hidden world of the Molecular Life of Diatoms Tsuji, Yoshinori; Matsuda, Yusuke
Perspectives in Phycology, (2019), p. - Abstract

In 1997 the NASA satellite, “Sea Wide Field Sensor (SeaWiFS)” provided breakthrough data when it estimated cryptic oceanic primary productivity and revealed an enormous role for diatoms in the global hydrosphere. Prompted by these findings, research...

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