PASCAL GOETGHELUCK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PASCAL GOETGHELUCK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Algal research. Petri dish with a culture of a strain of an alga being studied for the medical and health uses of extracts obtained from it. Some of the most promising research is on the Spirulina blue-green alga (cyanobacterium). Spirulina extracts are being used in protein and energy drinks, skin gels and also anti-cancer research. Photographed at the French research company Alpha- Biotech, France.
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