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Subject: Algal Oil Content
From: John Harris <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:John Harris <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 2 Nov 2000 21:24:00 +0800

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Wed, 1 Nov 2000 08:24:55 +0200
Zvi Cohen
Re: Algae oil content

>Dear John
>In the letter attached below containing excerpts from different letters,
>someone suggests that only marine algae can accumulate oil and that oil
>accumulation has to do with salinity. In the last few years I have been
>working on a freshwater alga that can accumulate over 50% oil. Therefore,
>oil accumulation may occur also in other freshwater algae.
>Zvi Cohen

Dear Zvi
Thank you for correcting this mistaken belief early in my looking for Algae.
I think a freshwater specie would be easier to work with in my plant. So
will start investigating the local inhabitants first and see what turns up.
I believe I have seen similar traits in a local resident of sheep watering
and the like but have not recognised the oil content for what it was at the

John Harris

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