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    Michael Lomas, director of Bigelow Laboratory's National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota, closes a vat containing samples stored in liquid nitrogen at a temperature of minus 196 degrees Celsius.

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    Michael Lomas, director of Bigelow Laboratory’s National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota, stands in a walk-in incubator where tropical and subtropical water samples containing algae strains are kept.

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    Bigelow Laboratory's National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota has gotten a grant to build a $300,000 greenhouse.

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    MIchael Lomas, director of Bigelow Laboratory's National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota, shows the center’s current 500-liter commercial-sized vats for algae strains.

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    MIke Preston, a research associate, records data while studying cell count in culture samples with a microscope.

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    Julie Sexton, a head curator at Bigelow Laboratory's National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota for 27 years, performs cultural maintenance.

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    Test tubes containing subtropical strains of algae are stored in an incubator at Bigelow Laboratory's National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota.

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    Formulas and notes are sketched on a glass wall of a scientist's office at Bigelow Laboratory's National Center for Marine Algae and Microbiota.

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