The algal revolution

Brodie, Juliet, Chan, Cheong Xin, De Clerck, Olivier, Cock, J. Mark, Coelho, Susana M., Gachon, Claire, Grossman, Arthur R., Mock, Thomas, Raven, John A., Smith, Alison S., Yoon, Hwan Su and Bhattacharya, Debashish (2017) The algal revolution. Trends in Plant Science, 22 8: 726-738. doi:10.1016/j.tplants.2017.05.005


Author Brodie, Juliet
Chan, Cheong Xin
De Clerck, Olivier
Cock, J. Mark
Coelho, Susana M.
Gachon, Claire
Grossman, Arthur R.
Mock, Thomas
Raven, John A.
Smith, Alison S.
Yoon, Hwan Su
Bhattacharya, Debashish
Title The algal revolution
Journal name Trends in Plant Science   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1360-1385
1878-4372
Publication date 2017-08-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.tplants.2017.05.005
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 22
Issue 8
Start page 726
End page 738
Total pages 13
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Algae are (mostly) photosynthetic eukaryotes that occupy multiple branches of the tree of life, and are vital for planet function and health. In this review, we highlight a transformative period in studies of the evolution and functioning of this extraordinary group of organisms and their potential for novel applications, wrought by high-throughput ‘omic’ and reverse genetic methods. We cover the origin and diversification of algal groups, explore advances in understanding the link between phenotype and genotype, consider algal sex determination, and review progress in understanding the roots of algal multicellularity. Experimental evolution studies to determine how algae evolve in changing environments are highlighted, as is their potential as production platforms for compounds of commercial interest, such as biofuel precursors, nutraceuticals, or therapeutics.
Keyword Archaeplastida
Genomics
Origin of multicellularity
Plastid endosymbiosis
Systems biology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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