Many potential effects of climate change on humans, wildlife, and plants are relatively well-understood. Higher temperatures and extreme weather events can lead to food insecurity, loss of habitats, and the decline or extinction of species of living things
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Fucoidan, a marine polysaccharide found in species of brown algae, could enhance the innate immune response by inhibiting replication of the norovirus that causes gastroenteritis.
Beneath our feet is an ecosystem so astonishing that it tests the limits of our imagination. It’s as diverse as a rainforest or a coral reef. We depend on it for 99% of our food, yet we scarcely know it. Soil.
Biofertilization with Macrocystis pyrifera algae extracts combined with PGPR-enhanced growth in Lactuca sativa seedlings
To improve crop yields the application of fertilizers to provide nutrients to soils is recommended. An alternative option to substitute nutritional supplements of chemical origin is the use of biofertilizers. This study evaluated the effectiveness of a biofertilizer of natural origin, Macrocystis pyrifera algal extracts and its combination with the plant growth–promoting bacterium Azospirillum brasilense, on the germination […]
Inflammation is the initial response of the immune system to potentially harmful stimuli (e.g., injury, stress, and infections). The process involves activation of macrophages and neutrophils, which produce mediators. Even though it occurs as a physiological defense mechanism, its involvement in the pathogenesis of various diseases is reported. Rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, Alzheimer’s disease, […]
Effect of Seaweed Aqueous Extracts and Compost on Vegetative Growth, Yield, and Nutraceutical Quality of Cucumber (Cucumis sativus L.) Fruit
The objective of this research was to evaluate the production and phytochemical quality of cucumber (Cucumis sativus) fruits, in response to the foliar application of different seaweed extracts
Plant growth promoting activity of seaweed liquid extracts produced from Macrocystis pyrifera under different pH and temperature conditions
In this research, researchers have investigated the effect of pH (pH 8–12) and temperature (40, 60, and 80 °C) on liquid extract production from the brown alga Macrocystis pyrifera