Polarization of brown algal zygotes

Available online: all you want to know about apical-basal patterning in brown algae, how propagules develop their attachment structures and how they highlight three different symmetry breaking mechanisms, complementary to the intrinsic vs extrinsic divide. Click for the full paper in Semin Cell & Developmental Read More…

Auxin’s origin: do PILS hold the key?

Available online: “Auxin’s origin: do PILS hold the key?”! We find that PINs and PILS form two eukaryotic subfamilies within a larger bacterial malate transporter family warranting functional characterisation of algal PILS. Click for the full paper in Trends in Plant Science:https://www.cell.com/trends/plant-science/fulltext/S1360-1385(21)00257-0

Concise review of the genus Dictyota J.V. Lamouroux

We wrote a review summarizing old and recent knowledge on our favorite algal genus concentrating on applications and economic potential of Dictyota and its metabolites. We summarized taxonomy, anatomy, cytology, available genetic data, life history, chemical composition, nutritional value, ecological and economic importance. Click for Read More…

Ulva genome sequenced

We have published the genome of Ulva mutabilis, the first green seaweed and an important crop species. Gene family expansions associated with multicellularity are distinct from those of freshwater algae.  Click for the full paper in Current Biology: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982218310601

Implementation of set ratio for enrichment of gene sets in phenotypes as identified by surprisal analysis, an information theoretic approach

We published the implementation of the set ration in surprisal analysis on RNA-seq data, an information theoretic approach. The analysis allows the simultaneous meta-analysis of different sets of data mined on SRA together with newly generated data by explaining variation induced by strains and experimental Read More…