Project Title

Polyphosphate Bodies in Algae

Name of Award

3M Small Scale Grant

Date Awarded

2-2016

Department/School

Biology

Project Description

Paula Furey, Assistant Professor of Biology, and Nicole Szyszka, student researcher, received a $2,000 award from the 3M Small Scale Grant program to develop a phosphorus detection method using polyphosphate bodies that can be applied to Didymo mats. It will include a thorough literature search, method development and refinement, and application to Didymo assemblages, including the different parts of mat (cells, stalks, matassociated algae).

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