Growth of algae

Working with zygotes and spores laboratory strains of seaweeds, control over their growth and fertility is vital. Dictyota is an ideal brown seaweed for studying more complex parenchymatous brown algae.  In the lab, we study temperature tolerance of Dictyota populations in response to elevated temperatures in the context of global warming.

  • Bogaert KA*, Beeckman T, De Clerck O (2016) Abiotic regulation of growth and fertility in the sporophyte of Dictyota dichotoma (Hudson) J.V. Lamouroux (Dictyotales, Phaeophyceae). Journal of Applied Phycology 28:  2915-2924. 

Using metabolic responses of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to varying culture conditions we highlighted potential enhancements in biomass productivity and component accumulation provides valuable insights for advancing sustainable biotechnological applications in low-light and CO2-limited environments.

  • Bogaert KA, Perez E, Rumin J, Giltay A, Carone M, Coosemans N, Radoux M, Eppe G, Levine RD, Remacle F, Remacle C. (2019) Metabolic, physiological, and transcriptomics analysis of batch cultures of the green microalga Chlamydomonas grown on different acetate concentrations. Cells 8: 1367
  • Willamme R, Bogaert KA, Remacle F, Remacle C (2018) Surprisal analysis of the transcriptomic response of the green microalga Chlamydomonas to the addition of acetate during day/night cycles. Chemical Physics 514, 154-163
  • Bogaert KA, Manoharan-basil SS, Perez E, Levine RD, Remacle F, Remacle C (2018) Surprisal analysis of genome-wide transcript profiling identifies differentially expressed genes and pathways associated with four growth conditions in the microalga Chlamydomonas. PLoS One 13: e0195142