University of California San Diego

Introduction to Algae

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Dr. Stephen Mayfield
Ira "Ike" Levine

Instructors: Dr. Stephen Mayfield


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Intermediate level
Some related experience required
10 hours to complete
3 weeks at 3 hours a week
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There are 5 modules in this course

This section will cover what algae are, how they've evolved, and how they've transformed our planet. We will also go over how humans have used algae throughout history.

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5 videos4 readings1 quiz

Algae are extremely diverse, and in this section you will learn about the main different types.

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5 videos5 readings1 quiz

Algae are found almost everywhere and have complex ecologies. This section covers the basics of algal ecology including some of the other organisms they interact with in nature and in industrial settings.

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3 videos3 readings1 quiz

Algae are studied because of their potential to create products using biomanufacturing. In this section, we will look at how algae is used as an industrial organisms and different examples biomanufacturing technologies.

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4 videos4 readings1 quiz

In this section we will examine the important steps of algae biomanufacturing. This includes techniques for productive culture growth, harvest, and creating useful products from biomass.

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5 videos5 readings1 quiz


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4.7 (416 ratings)
Dr. Stephen Mayfield
University of California San Diego
3 Courses103,820 learners
Ira "Ike" Levine
University of California San Diego
3 Courses39,718 learners

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