Basics of Algae

Algae Basics Links

The Phycological Society of America. Founded in 1946, the PSA promotes research and teaching in all fields of Phycology. The society publishes the Journal of Phycology and the Phycological Newsletter.

Catie Ryan. “Cultivating Clean Energy: The Promise of Algae Biofuels,” Report by the Natural Resources Defense Council. October 2009.

John Sheehan, Terri Dunahay, John Benemann, and Paul Roessler. “A Look Back at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Aquatic Species Program: Biodiesel from Algae,” National Renewable Energy Laboratory, July 1998.


UCSD’s Dr. Mitchell gives a lesson in algae 101

Basics of AlgaePhotos

CLICK HERE for more photos about algae basics

Test Your Knowledge!

Take our fun – and short – quiz to see how much you know about algae. Compare with your friends!

Take the Algae Quiz
Learn more!

For more information about what you’ve read on this page, click on the button below.

Learn more about Algae

Join Algae Nation
We need your help! Join the growing number of people who are supporting the development of the algae industry. Enter your email and join our newsletter list for updates and news on the industry. is produced and hosted by the Algae Biomass Organization, which advocates for the US algae industry. More »