The diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus: A model alga to understand cold‐adapted life

Otte, Antonia ORCID:, Winder, Johanna C. ORCID:, Deng, Longji, Schmutz, Jeremy, Jenkins, Jerry, Grigoriev, Igor V., Hopes, Amanda and Mock, Thomas ORCID: (2023) The diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus: A model alga to understand cold‐adapted life. Journal of Phycology, 59 (2). pp. 301-306. ISSN 0022-3646

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Diatoms are significant primary producers especially in cold, turbulent, and nutrient-rich surface oceans. Hence, they are abundant in polar oceans, but also underpin most of the polar food webs and related biogeochemical cycles. The cold-adapted pennate diatom Fragilariopsis cylindrus is considered a keystone species in polar oceans and sea ice because it can thrive under different environmental conditions if temperatures are low. In this perspective paper, we provide insights into the latest molecular work that has been done on F. cylindrus and discuss its role as a model alga to understand cold-adapted life.

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Additional Information: Funding information: A.O. and J.C.W. were supported by the UKRI Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council Norwich Research Park Biosciences Doctoral Training Partnership (grant number BB/T008717/1, references 2749679 and 2585812, respectively). I.V.G., J. S., and J. J. were supported by the USA Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (10.46936/10.25585/60001271, DE-AC02-05CH11231). T.M. acknowledges the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, the Leverhulme Trust (RPG-2017-364), and the Natural Environment Research Council (NE/R000883/1) for support.
Uncontrolled Keywords: cold adaptation,diatom,evolution,fragilariopsis,genome,phytoplankton,aquatic science,plant science,sdg 14 - life below water ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1100/1104
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
University of East Anglia Research Groups/Centres > Theme - ClimateUEA
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Centre for Ecology, Evolution and Conservation
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Faculty of Science > Research Groups > Environmental Biology
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2023 14:16
Last Modified: 19 Jul 2023 01:05
DOI: 10.1111/jpy.13325


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