Publication in press
Chikako Nagasato, Atsuko Tanaka, Toshiaki Ito, Christos Katsaros and Taizo Motomura. DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12498 Journal of Phycology, in press
PHYCOMORPH is an international academic network comprising research teams dedicated to the identification of the biological events governing the development of macroalgae.
Each team offers expertise and specific technical skills especially suited to the study of macroalgal development.
Despite the fact that macroalgae were amongst the first multicellular eukaryotes to emerge on earth (1.2 billion years ago), almost nothing is known about the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in their development.
PHYCOMORPH contributes in filling the gap between past knowledge - mainly descriptive - and the increasing demand to answer functional issues.