Marine phycology deals with the scientific study of algae living exclusively in marine ecosystems. Majority of algae are eukaryotic, photosynthetic organisms that thrive in moist habitats. They are simpler plant species which differ from the higher plants by being deficient in true roots, stems or leaves. While several algal species are unicellular and microscopic e.g., microalgae and phytoplankton which provide base for nearly all of the marine food chains; several others are multicellular and of larger size e.g., kelp and Sargassum. Various microalgae also occur as symbionts with fungi in lichens.
Scientific journal is a periodical publication intended to further progress of science, usually by reporting novel research. There are thousands of scientific journals in publication, and many more have been published at various points in the past. Most journals are highly specialized, although some of the oldest journals publish articles and scientific papers across a wide range of scientific fields. Scientific journals contain articles that are peer reviewed, to ensure that articles meet the journal's standards of quality, and scientific validity. The publication of the results of research is an essential part of the scientific method. If they are describing experiments or calculations, they must supply enough details that an independent researcher could repeat the experiment or calculation to verify the results. Each such journal article becomes part of the permanent scientific record.
Last date updated on July, 2014