Global expression analysis of the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus (Phaeophyceae) reveals large-scale reprogramming of the transcriptome in response to abiotic stress.

Dittami SM, Scornet D, Petit JL, Ségurens B, Da Silva C, Corre E, Dondrup M, Glatting KH, König R, Sterck L, Rouzé P, Van de Peer Y, Cock JM, Boyen C, Tonon T (2009) Global expression analysis of the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus (Phaeophyceae) reveals large-scale reprogramming of the transcriptome in response to abiotic stress. Genome Biol 10(6), R66. PubMed

Abstract

Brown algae (Phaeophyceae) are phylogenetically distant from red and green algae and an important component of the coastal ecosystem. They have developed unique mechanisms that allow them to inhabit the intertidal zone, an environment with high levels of abiotic stress. Ectocarpus siliculosus is being established as a genetic and genomic model for the brown algal lineage, but little is known about its response to abiotic stress.

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doi: 10.1186/gb-2009-10-6-r66 PMID: 19531237