algae

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  • noun

Synonyms for algae

primitive chlorophyll-containing mainly aquatic eukaryotic organisms lacking true stems and roots and leaves

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Now, Botond Roska, a neuroscientist at the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research in Basel, Switzerland, and his colleagues have inserted the light-gathering algal protein (ChR2) into certain cells in the retina's second layer.
The algal protein is less sensitive to light and doesn't respond as well to changing light as rods and cones, so people would also need to wear devices that can even out lighting, Roska says.