Research Team

Fabrice Not

Plankton Group UMR 7144 - CNRS et Univ. Paris VI

Station Biologique de Roscoff - SBR, France

Omics of planktonic symbiosis

At the Station Biologique de Roscoff, the team Diversity and Interaction of Oceanic PlanktOn is composed of scientists working on the diversity and ecology of plankton micro-algae.

Together with a strong taxonomic expertise, researchers use a combination of molecular and imaging approaches to understand more specifically how biotic interactions (viruses, parasites, symbionts) function and how they impact the ecology of marine ecosystems.

Relevant publications

  1. Not, F., Siano, R., Kooistra, W. H. C. F., Simon, N., Vaulot, D. & Probert, I. *submitted*. Diversity and ecology of eukaryotic marine phytoplankton. In: Genomic insights gained into the Diversity, Biology and Evolution of Microbial Photosynthetic Eukaryotes. Elsevier
  2. Decelle, J., Suzuki, N., Mahé, F., de Vargas, C. & Not, F. *2012*. Molecular phylogeny and evolutionary history of the Acantharia (Radiolaria). *Protist*
  3. Vaulot, D., Lepère, C., Toulza, E., De la Iglesia, R., Poulain, J., Gaboyer, F., Moreau, H., Vanderpoele, K., Ulloa, O., Gavory, F. & Piganeau, G. *2012*. Metagenomes of the picoalga /Bathycoccus /from the Chile coastal upwelling. *PLoS ONE*
  4. Chambouvet, A., Alves-de-Souza, C., Cueff, V., Marie, D., Karpov, S. & Guillou, L. *2011*. Interplay between the parasite /Amoebophrya /sp. (Alveolata) and the cyst formation of the red tide dinoflagellate /Scrippsiella trochoidea/. *Protist *162:637-649
  5. Siano, R., Alves-de-Souza, C., Foulon, E., Bendif, E. M., Simon, N., Guillou, L. & Not, F. *2011*. Distribution and host diversity of Amoebophryidae parasites across oligotrophic waters of the Mediterranean Sea. *Biogeoscience *8:267-278

The scientific activities of the Tara Oceans expedition, led by EMBL senior scientist Eric Karsenti, present an unprecedented effort that resulted in 35,000 samples containing millions of small organism collected in more than 210 ocean stations, chosen for their climatic significance or biodiversity.