Genomic Analysis of Picochlorum Species Reveals How Microalgae May Adapt to Variable Environments.

@article{Foflonker2018GenomicAO,
  title={Genomic Analysis of Picochlorum Species Reveals How Microalgae May Adapt to Variable Environments.},
  author={Fatima Foflonker and Devin Mollegard and Meichin Ong and Hwan Su Yoon and Debashish Bhattacharya},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2018},
  volume={35 11},
  pages={
          2702-2711
        }
}
Understanding how microalgae adapt to rapidly changing environments is not only important to science but can help clarify the potential impact of climate change on the biology of primary producers. We sequenced and analyzed the nuclear genome of multiple Picochlorum isolates (Chlorophyta) to elucidate strategies of environmental adaptation. It was previously found that coordinated gene regulation is involved in adaptation to salinity stress, and here we show that gene gain and loss also play… CONTINUE READING