Special Issue "Ecology, Diversity and Evolution of Diatoms"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 1519
Interests: functional genetics in diatoms; small non-coding RNAs; isoprenoid biosynthesis; ion channels and membrane transporters
Interests: phytoplankton functional genomics; diversity; evolution; ecology; toxins
Interests: diatom life cycle; Haslea genus; marennine; biotechnological applications
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Diatoms are diverse and prominent eukaryotic unicellular algae contributing up to 20% of the global primary productivity. They play a pivotal role in the marine food web and the biogeochemical cycles of carbon and silicates. Diatoms belong to the eukaryotic supergroup of Stramenopiles whose common ancestor is thought to derive from a secondary endosymbiotic event between a heterotrophic host and a red/green alga. This original evolutionary history has endowed diatoms with a peculiar genetic makeup and metabolism, contributing to their ecological success in contemporary oceans. Recent advances in next-generation sequencing, metabolomics, bioactivity screening, and co-culturing approaches have shed new light on the variety, biosynthetic pathways, activity, and ecophysiological roles of diatom metabolites.
For this Special Issue, we invite academic and industry scientists to submit reviews and original research articles focusing on diatom metabolites in the context of diatom ecology, diversity, evolution, and biotechnological applications.
Dr. Frederic Verret
Dr. Martha Valiadi
Prof. Dr. Jean-Luc Mouget
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