Chris Bowler

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Country: France

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Oceanographic and biogeochemical insights from diatom genomes
    Chris Bowler
    CNRS UMR8186, Department of Biology, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
    Ann Rev Mar Sci 2:333-65. 2010
  2. doi request reprint Microbial oceanography in a sea of opportunity
    Chris Bowler
    CNRS UMR8186, Department of Biology, Ecole Normale Superieure, 46 rue d Ulm, Paris, France
    Nature 459:180-4. 2009
  3. pmc Genome-wide analysis of the diatom cell cycle unveils a novel type of cyclins involved in environmental signaling
    Marie J J Huysman
    Protistology and Aquatic Ecology, Department of Biology, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S8, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Genome Biol 11:R17. 2010
  4. doi request reprint The Phaeodactylum genome reveals the evolutionary history of diatom genomes
    Chris Bowler
    CNRS UMR8186, Department of Biology, Ecole Normale Superieure, 46 rue d Ulm, 75005 Paris, France
    Nature 456:239-44. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Chromatin techniques for plant cells
    Chris Bowler
    Laboratory of Molecular Plant Biology, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, I 80121 Naples, Italy
    Plant J 39:776-89. 2004
  6. doi request reprint Diatom cell division in an environmental context
    Chris Bowler
    Environmental and Evolutionary Genomics Section, Institut de Biologie de l Ecole Normale Supérieure, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR8197 INSERM U1024, F 75005 Paris, France
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 13:623-30. 2010
  7. pmc Potential impact of stress activated retrotransposons on genome evolution in a marine diatom
    Florian Maumus
    CNRS UMR8186, Biologie Moléculaire des Organismes Photosynthétiques, Ecole Normale Superieure, 75230 Paris cedex05, France
    BMC Genomics 10:624. 2009
  8. pmc Fruit-specific RNAi-mediated suppression of DET1 enhances carotenoid and flavonoid content in tomatoes
    Ganga Rao Davuluri
    Cell Signaling Laboratory, Stazione Zoologica, Villa Comunale, I 80121 Naples, Italy
    Nat Biotechnol 23:890-5. 2005
  9. pmc Histone H2B monoubiquitination facilitates the rapid modulation of gene expression during Arabidopsis photomorphogenesis
    Clara Bourbousse
    Ecole Normale Superieure, Institut de Biologie de l ENS, IBENS, Paris, France
    PLoS Genet 8:e1002825. 2012
  10. pmc Digital expression profiling of novel diatom transcripts provides insight into their biological functions
    Uma Maheswari
    Institut de Biologie de l Ecole Normale Supérieure, CNRS UMR 8197 Inserm U1024, Ecole Normale Superieure, 46 rue d Ulm, 75005 Paris, France
    Genome Biol 11:R85. 2010

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Publications51

  1. ncbi request reprint Oceanographic and biogeochemical insights from diatom genomes
    Chris Bowler
    CNRS UMR8186, Department of Biology, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
    Ann Rev Mar Sci 2:333-65. 2010
    ..We also discuss how diatoms may be affected by climate change-induced alterations in ocean processes...
  2. doi request reprint Microbial oceanography in a sea of opportunity
    Chris Bowler
    CNRS UMR8186, Department of Biology, Ecole Normale Superieure, 46 rue d Ulm, Paris, France
    Nature 459:180-4. 2009
    ..Such studies will help us to appreciate the sensitivity of ocean systems and of the ocean's response to climate change, improving the predictive power of climate models...
  3. pmc Genome-wide analysis of the diatom cell cycle unveils a novel type of cyclins involved in environmental signaling
    Marie J J Huysman
    Protistology and Aquatic Ecology, Department of Biology, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S8, 9000 Gent, Belgium
    Genome Biol 11:R17. 2010
    ..The recent genome sequencing of Thalassiosira pseudonana and Phaeodactylum tricornutum allows us to explore the molecular conservation of cell cycle regulation in diatoms...
  4. doi request reprint The Phaeodactylum genome reveals the evolutionary history of diatom genomes
    Chris Bowler
    CNRS UMR8186, Department of Biology, Ecole Normale Superieure, 46 rue d Ulm, 75005 Paris, France
    Nature 456:239-44. 2008
    ..These findings go a long way towards explaining the incredible diversity and success of the diatoms in contemporary oceans...
  5. ncbi request reprint Chromatin techniques for plant cells
    Chris Bowler
    Laboratory of Molecular Plant Biology, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, I 80121 Naples, Italy
    Plant J 39:776-89. 2004
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  6. doi request reprint Diatom cell division in an environmental context
    Chris Bowler
    Environmental and Evolutionary Genomics Section, Institut de Biologie de l Ecole Normale Supérieure, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR8197 INSERM U1024, F 75005 Paris, France
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 13:623-30. 2010
    ..Recent work derived from genome-wide analyses on representative model diatoms reveals that the cell cycle is finely tuned to inputs derived from both endogenous and environmental signals...
  7. pmc Potential impact of stress activated retrotransposons on genome evolution in a marine diatom
    Florian Maumus
    CNRS UMR8186, Biologie Moléculaire des Organismes Photosynthétiques, Ecole Normale Superieure, 75230 Paris cedex05, France
    BMC Genomics 10:624. 2009
    ..The genomes of a centric diatom, Thalassiosira pseudonana, and a pennate diatom, Phaeodactylum tricornutum, that likely diverged around 90 Mya, have recently become available...
  8. pmc Fruit-specific RNAi-mediated suppression of DET1 enhances carotenoid and flavonoid content in tomatoes
    Ganga Rao Davuluri
    Cell Signaling Laboratory, Stazione Zoologica, Villa Comunale, I 80121 Naples, Italy
    Nat Biotechnol 23:890-5. 2005
    ....
  9. pmc Histone H2B monoubiquitination facilitates the rapid modulation of gene expression during Arabidopsis photomorphogenesis
    Clara Bourbousse
    Ecole Normale Superieure, Institut de Biologie de l ENS, IBENS, Paris, France
    PLoS Genet 8:e1002825. 2012
    ..Based on these findings, we propose that H2B monoubiquitination is part of a transcription-coupled, chromatin-based mechanism to rapidly modulate gene expression...
  10. pmc Digital expression profiling of novel diatom transcripts provides insight into their biological functions
    Uma Maheswari
    Institut de Biologie de l Ecole Normale Supérieure, CNRS UMR 8197 Inserm U1024, Ecole Normale Superieure, 46 rue d Ulm, 75005 Paris, France
    Genome Biol 11:R85. 2010
    ..High throughput tools are needed, therefore, to associate functions with diatom-specific genes...
  11. doi request reprint Characterization of two members of the cryptochrome/photolyase family from Ostreococcus tauri provides insights into the origin and evolution of cryptochromes
    Marc Heijde
    Ecole Normale Superieure, Institut de Biologie de l ENS, IBENS, CNRS UMR 8197, Paris, F 75005 France
    Plant Cell Environ 33:1614-26. 2010
    ..Finally, we provide evidence for the involvement of OtCPF1 in the maintenance of the Ostreococcus circadian clock. This work improves our understanding of the evolutionary transition between photolyases and Crys...
  12. doi request reprint Spectro-temporal characterization of the photoactivation mechanism of two new oxidized cryptochrome/photolyase photoreceptors
    Johanna Brazard
    UMR 8640 CNRS ENS UPMC, Departement de Chimie, Ecole Normale Superieure, 24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris, France
    J Am Chem Soc 132:4935-45. 2010
    ..The results of preliminary transient anisotropy measurements performed on OtCPF2 finally showed good compatibility with the oxidation of the distal tryptophan residue (WH(351)) in 340 ps, hence, with the overall Brettel-Vos mechanism...
  13. pmc Diatom PtCPF1 is a new cryptochrome/photolyase family member with DNA repair and transcription regulation activity
    Sacha Coesel
    Department of Ecology and Evolution of Plankton, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, Naples 80121, Italy
    EMBO Rep 10:655-61. 2009
    ..The protein might therefore represent a missing link in the evolution of CPFs, and act as a novel ultraviolet/blue light sensor in marine environments...
  14. doi request reprint Physiological and molecular evidence that environmental changes elicit morphological interconversion in the model diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum
    Alessandra De Martino
    Institut de Biologie de l Ecole Normale Supérieure IBENS, CNRS UMR8197 INSERM U1024, Ecole Normale Superieure, 46 rue d Ulm, 75230 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Protist 162:462-81. 2011
    ..This work contributes to better understand the importance of the unique capability of morphotype conversion in P. tricornutum and its relevance in acclimation to changing environmental conditions...
  15. pmc An atypical member of the light-harvesting complex stress-related protein family modulates diatom responses to light
    Benjamin Bailleul
    Physiologie Membranaire et Moléculaire du Chloroplaste, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique UMR7141, 75005 Paris, France
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:18214-9. 2010
    ..We conclude, therefore, that this gene plays a pivotal role in managing light responses in diatoms...
  16. pmc Gene silencing in the marine diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum
    Valentina De Riso
    Laboratory of Ecology and Evolution of Plankton, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, 80121, Napoli, Italy
    Nucleic Acids Res 37:e96. 2009
    ..Interestingly, molecular players involved in RNA silencing in other eukaryotes are only poorly conserved in diatoms...
  17. pmc Whole-cell response of the pennate diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum to iron starvation
    Andrew E Allen
    Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Unite Mixte de Recherche 8186, Dept of Biology, Ecole Normale Superieure, 46 rue d Ulm, 75005 Paris, France
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:10438-43. 2008
    ..Iron limitation leads to the elevated expression of at least three gene clusters absent from the Thalassiosira pseudonana genome that encode for components of iron capture and uptake mechanisms...
  18. doi request reprint Transcription factor families inferred from genome sequences of photosynthetic stramenopiles
    Edda Rayko
    Institut de Biologie de l Ecole Normale Supérieure, CNRS UMR8197 INSERM U1024, Ecole Normale Superieure, 46 rue d Ulm, 75005 Paris, France
    New Phytol 188:52-66. 2010
    ..Expression data analysis shows that many of the TFs studied are transcribed and may be involved in specific responses to environmental stimuli. • Evolutionary and functional relevance of these observations are discussed...
  19. doi request reprint Insights into the role of DNA methylation in diatoms by genome-wide profiling in Phaeodactylum tricornutum
    Alaguraj Veluchamy
    Environmental and Evolutionary Genomics Section, Institut de Biologie de l Ecole Normale Supérieure, CNRS UMR 8197 Inserm U1024, 46 rue d Ulm, 75005 Paris, France
    Nat Commun 4:2091. 2013
    ..These patterns contrast with those found previously in other eukaryotes. By going beyond plants, animals and fungi, this stramenopile methylome adds significantly to our understanding of the evolution of DNA methylation in eukaryotes. ..
  20. pmc Evolution and functional diversification of fructose bisphosphate aldolase genes in photosynthetic marine diatoms
    Andrew E Allen
    Environmental and Evolutionary Genomics Section, Institut de Biologie de l Ecole Normale Supéreure, CNRS UMR8186 INSERM U1024, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
    Mol Biol Evol 29:367-79. 2012
    ..Cytosolically localized FBAs in P. tricornutum likely play a role in glycolysis and cytoskeleton function and seem to have originated from the stramenopile host cell and from diatom-specific bacterial gene transfer, respectively...
  21. pmc Comparative genomics of the pennate diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum
    Anton Montsant
    Laboratory of Cell Signalling, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, I 80121 Naples, Italy
    Plant Physiol 137:500-13. 2005
    ..Finally, codon usage and utilization of C and G relative to gene expression (as measured by EST redundance) were studied, and preferences for utilization of C and CpG doublets were noted among the P. tricornutum EST coding sequences...
  22. ncbi request reprint Molecular toolbox for studying diatom biology in Phaeodactylum tricornutum
    Magali Siaut
    Laboratory of Cell Signalling, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, Naples, Italy
    Gene 406:23-35. 2007
    ..tricornutum and provides the diatom research community with well defined high-throughput methods for the analysis of diatom genes and proteins in vivo...
  23. doi request reprint Comparative ecophysiology and genomics of the toxic unicellular alga Fibrocapsa japonica
    Chantal Guidi-Rontani
    Biologie Moléculaire des Organismes Photosynthétiques, CNRS UMR8186, Departement de Biologie, Ecole Normale Superieure, F 75230 Paris cedex 05, France
    New Phytol 185:446-58. 2010
    ..japonica toxicity. *Examination of a collection of F. japonica expressed sequence tags (ESTs) has led to the identification of candidate genes involved in F. japonica toxicity and/or growth control...
  24. pmc Evolutionary origins and functions of the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway in marine diatoms
    Sacha Coesel
    Cell Signalling Laboratory, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, Naples, Italy
    PLoS ONE 3:e2896. 2008
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  25. pmc The conserved factor DE-ETIOLATED 1 cooperates with CUL4-DDB1DDB2 to maintain genome integrity upon UV stress
    Enric Castells
    Institut de Biologie de l Ecole Normale Supérieure, Section de Génomique Environnementale et Evolutive, CNRS UMR 8197 INSERM U1021, Paris, France
    EMBO J 30:1162-72. 2011
    ..Finally, DET1 protein is degraded concomitantly with DDB2 upon UV irradiation in a CUL4-dependent mechanism. Altogether, these data suggest that DET1 and DDB2 cooperate during the excision repair process...
  26. pmc A stress surveillance system based on calcium and nitric oxide in marine diatoms
    Assaf Vardi
    Laboratory of Diatom Signalling and Morphogenesis, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
    PLoS Biol 4:e60. 2006
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  27. ncbi request reprint The photomorphogenesis regulator DET1 binds the amino-terminal tail of histone H2B in a nucleosome context
    Giovanna Benvenuto
    Laboratory of Molecular Plant Biology, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, I 80121 Naples, Italy
    Curr Biol 12:1529-34. 2002
    ..Given the dramatic photomorphogenic phenotypes of det1 mutants, we propose that chromatin remodeling plays a heretofore unsuspected role in regulating gene expression during photomorphogenesis...
  28. doi request reprint Overexpressing tagged proteins in plants using a modified gateway cloning strategy
    Manu J Dubin
    Laboratory of Cell Signalling, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, 80121 Naples, Italy
    Cold Spring Harb Protoc 2010:pdb.prot5401. 2010
    ..As experimental requirements evolve, constructs for expressing the protein of interest with the desired tag, promoter, and selectable marker or other features can rapidly and easily be created...
  29. pmc Genome-wide evidence for local DNA methylation spreading from small RNA-targeted sequences in Arabidopsis
    Ikhlak Ahmed
    Institut de Biologie de l Ecole Normale Supérieure IBENS, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS UMR8197 Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale INSERM U1024, 46 rue d Ulm, 75230 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Nucleic Acids Res 39:6919-31. 2011
    ..Based on these and other findings, we propose that spreading of DNA methylation through promoter regions explains at least in part the negative impact of siRNA-targeted TE sequences on neighboring gene expression...
  30. pmc Integrative epigenomic mapping defines four main chromatin states in Arabidopsis
    Francois Roudier
    Institut de Biologie de l Ecole Normale Supérieure, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique CNRS UMR8197, Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale INSERM U1024, Paris, France
    EMBO J 30:1928-38. 2011
    ..This first combinatorial view of the Arabidopsis epigenome points to simple principles of organization as in metazoans and provides a framework for further studies of chromatin-based regulatory mechanisms in plants...
  31. ncbi request reprint Diatomics: toward diatom functional genomics
    Anton Montsant
    Laboratory of Molecular Plant Biology, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, I 80121 Naples, Italy
    J Nanosci Nanotechnol 5:5-14. 2005
    ..A summary of the functional analysis of this EST collection is presented, and genes of particular interest are highlighted...
  32. doi request reprint Spectroscopic characterization of a (6-4) photolyase from the green alga Ostreococcus tauri
    Anwar Usman
    UMR 8640 CNRS ENS UPMC, Departement de Chimie, Ecole Normale Superieure, 24 rue Lhomond, Paris, France
    J Photochem Photobiol B 96:38-48. 2009
    ..Photoexcitation is also shown to stabilize the binding of FAD to the protein. We suggest this effect to be due to slight changes in the protein conformation, possibly strengthening the hydrogen-bonding network surrounding FAD...
  33. pmc Update of the Diatom EST Database: a new tool for digital transcriptomics
    Uma Maheswari
    CNRS UMR8186, Department of Biology, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France
    Nucleic Acids Res 37:D1001-5. 2009
    ..The updated Diatom EST Database is available at http://www.biologie.ens.fr/diatomics/EST3...
  34. doi request reprint Chloroplast-mitochondria cross-talk in diatoms
    Judit Prihoda
    Environmental and Evolutionary Genomics Section, Institut de Biologie de l Ecole Normale Supérieure IBENS, CNRS UMR 8197 Inserm U1024, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, 46 rue d Ulm, 75230 Paris Cedex 05, France
    J Exp Bot 63:1543-57. 2012
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  35. pmc Genome properties of the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum
    Simona Scala
    Laboratory of Molecular Plant Biology, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, I 80121 Naples, Italy
    Plant Physiol 129:993-1002. 2002
    ..The nucleotide sequence data reported has been deposited in GenBank Nucleotide Sequence Database (dbEST section) under accession nos. BI306757 through BI307753...
  36. ncbi request reprint Revealing the molecular secrets of marine diatoms
    Angela Falciatore
    Laboratory of Molecular Plant Biology, Stazione Zoologica A Dohrn, Villa Comunale, I 80121 Naples, Italy
    Annu Rev Plant Biol 53:109-30. 2002
    ..Making diatoms accessible to genomics technologies will potentiate greatly these efforts and may lead to the use of diatoms to construct submicrometer-scale silica structures for the nanotechnology industry...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prospects in diatom research
    Pascal J Lopez
    CNRS FRE 2910 Signalisation et Morphogenèse des Diatomées, Ecole Normale Superieure, 46 rue d Ulm, 75005 Paris, France
    Curr Opin Biotechnol 16:180-6. 2005
    ..Materials scientists and chemists are now exploiting diatoms to develop new biomimetic approaches and to create silicon-based microdevices with specific features...
  38. ncbi request reprint The evolution and function of blue and red light photoreceptors
    Angela Falciatore
    Cell Signalling Laboratory, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, I 80121 Naples, Italy
    Curr Top Dev Biol 68:317-50. 2005
    ..In addition, the characterization of these photoreceptors likely will add to our understanding of photoreceptor diversity as an adaptation to different habitats...
  39. pmc Manipulation of DET1 expression in tomato results in photomorphogenic phenotypes caused by post-transcriptional gene silencing
    Ganga Rao Davuluri
    Laboratory of Molecular Plant Biology, Stazione Zoologica, Villa Comunale, I 80121 Naples, Italy
    Plant J 40:344-54. 2004
    ..These results indicate an important function for DET1 throughout plant development and demonstrate that silencing of DET1 in fruits results in increased carotenoids, which may have biotechnological potential...
  40. pmc A modified Gateway cloning strategy for overexpressing tagged proteins in plants
    Manu J Dubin
    Laboratory of Cell Signalling, Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Villa Comunale, Naples, Italy
    Plant Methods 4:3. 2008
    ..To perform these studies, recombinational cloning methods such as the Gateway system have been adapted to plant transformation vectors to facilitate the creation of overexpression, tagging and silencing vectors on a large scale...
  41. doi request reprint Mitosis in diatoms: rediscovering an old model for cell division
    Alessandra De Martino
    Laboratory of Molecular Biology of Photosynthetic Organisms, UMR 8186, Department of Biology, Ecole Normale Superieure, 46 rue d Ulm, 75230 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Bioessays 31:874-84. 2009
    ..A renaissance of the topic is further justified by the current interest in diatoms as a source of biofuels and for understanding massive diatom proliferation events in response to environmental stimuli...
  42. doi request reprint Decoding algal genomes: tracing back the history of photosynthetic life on Earth
    Leïla Tirichine
    Environmental and Evolutionary Genomics, CNRS UMR8197 INSERM U1024, Institut de Biologie de l Ecole Normale Supérieure, 46 rue d Ulm 75230 Paris Cedex 05, France
    Plant J 66:45-57. 2011
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  43. pmc Protocol: Chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) methodology to investigate histone modifications in two model diatom species
    Xin Lin
    Ecole Normale Superieure, Institut de Biologie de l ENS, IBENS, INSERM, U1024, CNRS, UMR 8197, Genomique, Environnementale et Evolutive Section 3 CNRS UMR8197, 46 rue d Ulm, Paris, 75005, France
    Plant Methods 8:48. 2012
    ..This protocol can be easily adapted to other diatoms and eukaryotic phytoplankton species for genetic and biochemical studies...
  44. pmc The Diatom EST Database
    Uma Maheswari
    Avestha Gengraine Technologies Pvt Ltd, Discoverer, 9th Floor, International Technology Park, Whitefield Road, Bangalore 560066, India
    Nucleic Acids Res 33:D344-7. 2005
    ..The EST data can also be retrieved based on Pfam domains, Cluster of Orthologous Groups (COG) and Gene Ontologies (GO) assigned to them by similarity searches. The Database is available at http://avesthagen.sznbowler.com...
  45. ncbi request reprint The genome of the diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana: ecology, evolution, and metabolism
    E Virginia Armbrust
    School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Science 306:79-86. 2004
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint An ecological and evolutionary context for integrated nitrogen metabolism and related signaling pathways in marine diatoms
    Andrew E Allen
    Princeton University, Department of Geosciences, Guyot Hall, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    Curr Opin Plant Biol 9:264-73. 2006
    ..Many aspects of nitrogen metabolism and cell signaling appear to be linked in diatoms. This new perspective provides a basis for understanding the ecological dominance of diatoms in contemporary oceans...
  47. ncbi request reprint Chloroplast genomes of the diatoms Phaeodactylum tricornutum and Thalassiosira pseudonana: comparison with other plastid genomes of the red lineage
    Marie Pierre Oudot-Le Secq
    Department of Botany, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 1Z4
    Mol Genet Genomics 277:427-39. 2007
    ..The acpP, tsf and psb28 genes appear to be on the way from the plastid to the host nucleus, indicating that endosymbiotic gene transfer is a continuing process...
  48. pmc The Chlamydomonas genome reveals the evolution of key animal and plant functions
    Sabeeha S Merchant
    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Science 318:245-50. 2007
    ....
  49. ncbi request reprint Tryptophan biosynthesis in stramenopiles: eukaryotic winners in the diatom complex chloroplast
    Katerina Jiroutova
    Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Branisovska 31, 37005, Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic
    J Mol Evol 65:496-511. 2007
    ..This suggests possible retention of the complex plastid in the ancestor of stramenopiles and later loss of this organelle in oomycetes...
  50. doi request reprint A diatom gene regulating nitric-oxide signaling and susceptibility to diatom-derived aldehydes
    Assaf Vardi
    Environmental Biophysics and Molecular Ecology Program, Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Rutgers University, 71 Dudley Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901, USA
    Curr Biol 18:895-9. 2008
    ..NOA-like sequences were found in diverse oceanic regions, suggesting that a novel NO-based system operates in diatoms and may be widespread in phytoplankton, providing a biological context for NO in the upper ocean [10]...
  51. pmc A model for carbohydrate metabolism in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum deduced from comparative whole genome analysis
    Peter G Kroth
    Fachbereich Biologie, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    PLoS ONE 3:e1426. 2008
    ..Diatoms are unicellular algae responsible for approximately 20% of global carbon fixation. Their evolution by secondary endocytobiosis resulted in a complex cellular structure and metabolism compared to algae with primary plastids...