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The objective of this project is to elucidate the genetic and epigenetic processes associated with life cycle progression in the brown alga Ectocarpus. The project will combine detailed analysis of the regulatory pathway that includes the ORO and SAM proteins with genome-wide analyses of changes in gene expression and chromatin modifications to provide a comprehensive view of the events associated with the alternation of life cycle generations in this brown alga. The project will also explore the role of ORO and SAM in two related biological processes: uniparental organelle inheritance and parthenogenetic development. The results obtained in this study will be compared with information emerging for other eukaryotic model systems, particularly within the green lineage, with the aim of understanding the evolutionary origins of this key regulatory system.

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This project was labellised by AQUIMER on the 21st april, 2016

For more info, please contact Gabrielle Heyvaert


16 rue du Commandant Charcot
62200 Boulogne-sur-Mer F

Tel : 00 333 21 10 78 98

Fax : +33 3 21 30 33 22



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