Chara braunii Uses Electrical Potentials to Transmit Signals (image) University of Würzburg Share Print E-Mail Caption The algae species Chara braunii uses electrical potentials to transmit signals over longer distances (several centimeters) in its body. It is still unknown which ion channels are involved in this process. Credit (Picture rotated 90 degrees: Nora Stingl, Rob Roelfsema, Anna Alova) Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.