Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Mmm, algal nommy noms

"Good heterotrophic* bacteria always eat their dark, leafy, algal exudates*!" 

*Heterotroph- eats organic carbon, breathes CO2. Just like you and me.
**Stuff that algae gush out of their cells, like carbs. Promotes the growth of bacteria. If it's good enough for them, it's good enough for us! Bring on the algae cakes!