Indian Science Congress Association


    MADRAS MEETING ASPECTS OF THE MYXOPHYCEÆ Prof. Y. Bhåradwåja, presiding over the Section of Botany, considered the peculiar group of algae known as the Myxophyceæ. These algæ present many problems, both economic and botanical, and in spite of the extensive literature there is scarcely any authoritative statement that can be made concerning any aspect of their study at the present time. Owing to the peculiar properties of their cells, many of them are able to exist under high-temperature conditions and are largely tropical in their distribution, so that India is a particularly suitable centre for their study. With the active investigations that are being carried out by Prof. Bharadwaja and other algologists at Madras, Lahore and Benares, it is hoped that much light will be thrown upon their peculiar features.

    Rights and permissions

    Reprints and Permissions

    About this article

    Cite this article

    Indian Science Congress Association. Nature 145, 519–522 (1940).

    Download citation


    By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.