A Cosmopolitan Alga from Colored Snow

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Researchers from the Allen Herbarium in New Zealand, Western Washington University in the USA and the Fraunhofer IZI-BB have described a new member of snow algae and used the occasion to honor the former director of the Fraunhofer IZI-BB (formerly Fraunhofer IBMT), Prof. Dr. G. Fuhr. In the publication of Novis et. al. the rare but cosmopolitan snow alga was named after Prof. Fuhr and is now called: Chloromonas fuhrii .