Evolutionary Origins and Functions of the Carotenoid Biosynthetic Pathway in Marine Diatoms

  title={Evolutionary Origins and Functions of the Carotenoid Biosynthetic Pathway in Marine Diatoms},
  author={Sacha Nicole Coesel and Miroslav Oborn{\'i}k and J. M. Pinto Varela and Angela Falciatore and Chris Bowler},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  pages={359 - 372}
Carotenoids are produced by all photosynthetic organisms, where they play essential roles in light harvesting and photoprotection. The carotenoid biosynthetic pathway of diatoms is largely unstudied, but is of particular interest because these organisms have a very different evolutionary history with respect to the Plantae and are thought to be derived from an ancient secondary endosymbiosis between heterotrophic and autotrophic eukaryotes. Furthermore, diatoms have an additional xanthophyll… CONTINUE READING


Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 45 extracted citations


Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 75 references

Culture of phytoplankton for feeding marine invertebrates; Smith WL, Chanley MH, eds

  • RRL Guillard
  • 1975
Highly Influential
5 Excerpts

Identification and comparative genomic analysis of signaling and regulatory components in the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana

  • A Montsant, AE Allen, S Coesel, A De Martino, A Falciatore
  • J Phycol
  • 2007
2 Excerpts

The origin and evolution of the diatoms: their adaptation to a planktonic

  • WH Kooistra, R Gersonde, LK Medlin, DG Mann
  • 2007
1 Excerpt

Carotenoid composition of marine red algae

  • N Schubert, E Garcia-Mendoza, I Pacheco-Ruiz
  • J Phycol
  • 2006
1 Excerpt

Influence of ascorbate and pH on the activity of the diatom xanthophyll cycle-enzyme diadinoxanthin deepoxidase

  • I Grouneva, T Jakob, C Wilhelm, R Goss
  • Physiol Plant
  • 2006
1 Excerpt

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…