Senior Project Advisor
snow algae, alpine, Sanguina, Chlamydomonas
The taxonomy and life history of all the organisms that belong to the category of “snow algae” is complicated and contentious. Though scientists publish studies every year investigating these questions, many gaps remain in our collective knowledge. We conducted a study over two years to investigate a newly described genus, Sanguina, in a subglacial habitat system on Mt. Watson. Using size and morphologic data we found yearly occurrences of cysts of both species and can conjecture about their life cycle changes according to microhabitat. Additional work will be done in sequencing and reviewing data before submission for publication.
Submission is a summary of current findings and a statement of research to be completed to make a scientifically publishable work.
McBride, Fiona, "Snow Algae of Mt. Watson" (2021). WWU Honors College Senior Projects. 518.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Algae--Washington (State)--Watson, Mount--Classification
Watson, Mount (Wash.)
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