Skip to main content

The molecular life of the Adriatic Sea Phytoplankton ADRI life

Principal investigator

Category
Projekti Hrvatske zaklade za znanost
Project code
UIP 2020-02-7868
Total cost
1 978 500,00
HRK
Start date
Mar 1st 2021
End date
Feb 28th 2025
Status
Active
Browse all informations

The molecular life of the Adriatic Sea Phytoplankton ADRI life

The molecular life of the Adriatic Sea Phytoplankton ADRI life

Key species from the northern Adriatic phytoplankton (CIM Culture Collection) will be subjected to a variety of ecologically relevant culture conditions (e.g. changes in nutrient availability). Subsequently we will analyse accessible physiological reactions (e.g. changes in lipid production, morphology and enzymatic activity) and transcriptomes under the different culture conditions and establish a reference transcriptome database with taxonomic resolution at species/strain neveau under the aforementioned conditions.

This reference transcriptome database will be used to increase the taxonomic and physiological resolution in the analysis of in situ metatranscriptomes, derived from field samples along spatio-temporal ecological gradients.

In situ metatranscriptomes will be analysed in the context of the respective ecological conditions and community compositions, taking into account the results from long terms observations of phytoplankton community compositions and oceanographic conditions along the investigates spatio-temporal gradients.

To further improve our understanding the phytoplankton physiology and transcriptomics we will compare results from the highly productive northern Adriatic and the oligotrophic southern Adriatic, where we can observe connected populations under very different conditions in situ.

This site uses cookies.. Some of these cookies are essential, while others help us improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used. For more detailed information on the cookies we use, please check our Privacy Policy.

Customise settings
  • Necessary cookies enable core functionality. The website cannot function properly without these cookies, and can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences.