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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:

Symplasmic mass flow and sieve tubes in algae and plants Knoblauch, Michael; Peters, Winfried S.
Perspectives in Phycology, (2017), p. - Abstract

Abstract Most organisms made of cells with walls, including land plants, algae, and fungi, maintain plasmatic cell-to-cell connections through pores in the cell walls. The resulting symplasmic nature of the tissues establishes a structural condition for...

Ulvophyceaen photophysiology and research opportunities Handrich, Maria; de Vries, Jan; Gould, Sven B.; Serôdio, João; Christa, Gregor
Perspectives in Phycology, (2017), p. - Abstract

Abstract The Ulvophyceae are a diverse group of chlorophyte algae. They have been the subject of numerous studies focusing on their morphological diversity. Yet, they are rather under-studied regarding photophysiological...

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