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Title: From molecular manipulation of domesticated Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to survival in nature

In the mid-20th century, the unicellular and genetically tractable green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was first developed as a model organism to elucidate fundamental cellular processes such as photosynthesis, light perception and the structure, function and biogenesis of cilia. Various studies of C. reinhardtii have profoundly advanced plant and cell biology, and have also impacted algal biotechnology and our understanding of human disease. However, the 'real' life of C. reinhardtii in the natural environment has largely been neglected. To extend our understanding of the biology of C. reinhardtii, it will be rewarding to explore its behavior in its natural habitats, learning more about its abundance and life cycle, its genetic and physiological diversity, and its biotic and abiotic interactions.
Authors:
ORCiD logo [1] ;  [2] ;  [1] ;  [3]
  1. Matthias Schleiden Institute of Genetics, Bioinformatics and Molecular Botany, Friedrich Schiller University, Jena, Germany
  2. Department Biology II, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany
  3. Carnegie Instiution for Science, Stanford, United States
Publication Date:
Grant/Contract Number:
FG02-07ER64427; FG02-12ER16338
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
eLife
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: eLife Journal Volume: 7; Journal ID: ISSN 2050-084X
Publisher:
eLife Sciences Publications, Ltd.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
OSTI Identifier:
1480363
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1480364

Sasso, Severin, Stibor, Herwig, Mittag, Maria, and Grossman, Arthur R. From molecular manipulation of domesticated Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to survival in nature. United States: N. p., Web. doi:10.7554/eLife.39233.
Sasso, Severin, Stibor, Herwig, Mittag, Maria, & Grossman, Arthur R. From molecular manipulation of domesticated Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to survival in nature. United States. doi:10.7554/eLife.39233.
Sasso, Severin, Stibor, Herwig, Mittag, Maria, and Grossman, Arthur R. 2018. "From molecular manipulation of domesticated Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to survival in nature". United States. doi:10.7554/eLife.39233.
@article{osti_1480363,
title = {From molecular manipulation of domesticated Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to survival in nature},
author = {Sasso, Severin and Stibor, Herwig and Mittag, Maria and Grossman, Arthur R.},
abstractNote = {In the mid-20th century, the unicellular and genetically tractable green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii was first developed as a model organism to elucidate fundamental cellular processes such as photosynthesis, light perception and the structure, function and biogenesis of cilia. Various studies of C. reinhardtii have profoundly advanced plant and cell biology, and have also impacted algal biotechnology and our understanding of human disease. However, the 'real' life of C. reinhardtii in the natural environment has largely been neglected. To extend our understanding of the biology of C. reinhardtii, it will be rewarding to explore its behavior in its natural habitats, learning more about its abundance and life cycle, its genetic and physiological diversity, and its biotic and abiotic interactions.},
doi = {10.7554/eLife.39233},
journal = {eLife},
number = ,
volume = 7,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {11}
}

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