Biodiversity of Aquatic Protists

Projet terminé

Projet affilié à:
Porteur du projet UPMC/CNRS/INSU (LOV)
Partenaires recherche Université Paris Sud, UPMC / CNRS / INSU (station biologique de Roscoff)
Budget 500 K€
Cofinanceur publics ANR
Année de labellisation 2007
Année de cofinancement 2007

Planktonic microbes are the basis of aquatic ecosystems.

Recent studies suggest that within this great morphological diversity, there is an even more important genetic diversity, revealing the presence of cryptic species (morphologically similar but genetically different) that can be adapted to specific ecological niches. The project should improve understanding of the adaptation, speciation and ecology of aquatic protists.