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Tuesday, June 12, 2012 14:00 - 15:00
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Christiane Funk

Department of Chemistry



Beverley Green

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada


Title: Algal genomics and the evolution of light-harvesting antennae


Host: Christiane Funk

Place: Lilla Hörsalen, KB3A9, KBC



The ocean is the new frontier in genomics research! The marine algae are particularly important because of their influence on global climate as well as their major contribution to the oceanic food web. The recently sequenced genomes of a number of these algae have illuminated the wide range of photosynthetic biodiversity in the ocean. Particularly interesting are the algae with chlorophyll a/c light-harvesting antennas, such as the diatoms and brown algae, which acquired their plastids by secondary endosymbiosis, and have derived new varieties of light-harvesting antennas.