Microalgae vs. mercury (IMAGE) DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory Caption Freshwater microalgae Chlorella vulgaris demonstrated the ability to break down the neurotoxin methylmercury in water. Credit ORNL/U.S. Dept of Energy Usage Restrictions None License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.