Cell cycles and endocycles in the model brown seaweed, Ectocarpus siliculosus

John Bothwell, D. Marie, A.F. Peters, J.M. Cock, S.M. Coelho

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The recent announcement of the first genome sequence of a brown macroalga, the filamentous Ectocarpus, has been accompanied by a number of companion papers in New Phytologist. In a paper which contributes to this special issue, we classified the core cell cycle components of Ectocarpus, comparing them to the previously studied cell cycle components of diatoms. We then carried out fluorescence microscopy experiments to show that the Ectocarpus cell cycle could be deregulated during early development to give endopolyploid adults. We discuss here how our findings complement recent studies on endopolyploidy in plant and algal systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1473-1475
Number of pages3
JournalPlant Signaling & Behavior
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Plant Science

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