Cyanobacterial crusts from the Inland Sea
The green layer just below the surface is the cyanobacteria.
Thermal pool in Yellowstone National Park
The colours in the crusts of the thermal features of Yellowstone are formed from different communities of cyanobacteria
Mammoth Hot Springs
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA.
I study the link between a toxin found in cyanobacteria and neurodegeneration, in particular, Alzheimer’s and ALS (MND). We have collaborators all over the world, including in Qatar where they have samples over 70% of the desert crust on the country.
These pics show us sampling cyanobacterial mats in the Inland Sea in Qatar.