Red Snow

John Markwell markwell at UNLINFO.UNL.EDU
Thu Nov 7 13:52:08 EST 1996

Hello all,

I could use some help.  I recently came across a reference to 'red snow'.
Much to my surprise, a colleague assured me that this was a phenomenon due
to an alga, specifically some species of Chlamydomonas.  Unfortunately, he
didn't know any more about it or where one might find a reference.

Can anyone point me toward a reference on the red snow phenomenon and also
where one might be able to get a culture of the organism?  This sounds like
it has the potential for a neat lab exercise.


John Markwell                           markwell at
Department of Biochemistry              Phone:  402-472-2924
Beadle Center                           FAX:    402-472-7842
Univeristy of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE  68588-0664

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