Adaptation to drought and salinity stress in Antarctic filamentous cyanobacteria

01 October 2010 → 05 January 2016
Regional and community funding: IWT/VLAIO
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Ecology
    • Microbiology
    • Systems biology
    • Environmental science and management
    • Other environmental sciences
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Laboratory medicine
    • Microbiology
cyanobacteria salinity stress next generation sequencing antarctica global change drought stress local adapation
Project description

Global change may potentially have large consequences on the biodiversity,

especially in Antarctica. Filamentous cyanobacteria are keystone taxa here.

There is little known about the genetic basis of their adaptation and survival

in these extreme conditions on Antarctica. This proposal has the goal to gain

a better understanding of the genetic adaptation of salinity and droughtstress

in Antarctic filamentous cyanobacteria.