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Choosing Sides: Two steps in establishing the polarisation vector in algal zygotes

Posted by on March 14th, 2017

Comment on “Two-step cell polarization in algal zygotes”, Nature Plants, 3, 16221, (2017). Department of Biology, Ghent University, Krijgslaan 281 S8, 9000 Ghent, Belgium VIB-UGent Center for Plant Systems Biology, Technologiepark 927, B-9052 Ghent, Belgium Department of Plant Biotechnology and Bioinformatics, Ghent University, Technologiepark 927, B-9052 Ghent, Belgium   Complex multicellular life has evolved from[…]

The people behind the papers #12

Posted by on February 1st, 2017

The brown alga Ectocarpus has emerged as a model system for the evolution of muticellularity. Today’s paper, from the current issue of Development, investigates the role and evolutionary history of a gene implicated in Ectocarpus development. We caught up with first author Nicolas Macaisne and supervisor J. Mark Cock of the Station Biologique de Roscoff in Brittany.     Mark, can you[…]