Sex signaling and life cycle evolution in pennate diatoms

01 January 2015 → 31 October 2021
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Engineering and technology
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biological system engineering
    • Biomaterials engineering
    • Biomechanical engineering
    • Other (bio)medical engineering
    • Environmental engineering and biotechnology
    • Industrial biotechnology
    • Other biotechnology, bio-engineering and biosystem engineering
life cycle Seminavis robusta pheromones diatom
Project description

The goal of the project is to uncover the molecular mechanisms that regulate the life cycle of pennate diatoms. Identification of molecules involved in life cycle regulation that are directly influenced by environmental conditions will help to monitor and predict the consequences of global climate changes on diatom populations