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PROTIST

SYSTEMS

BIOLOGY

Protists

The word "protist" is used as a catch-all to describe incredibly diverse single-celled eukaryotes. There are protists related to plants, protists related to fungi, protists related to animals, and protists that form their own distinct lineages.

Study

Symbiosis: How do cells from different branches of life interact? What molecules are exchanged? What mediates their interactions?

Biomineralization: How does life concentrate elements to seed and control mineral formation? What is the function of the complex forms created?

Evolution: How can studying diversity inform us of the link between information (DNA sequence) and form and function (phenotype)?

Projects

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Project no.1

Vertebrate-alga symbiosis

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Project no.2

Rhizarian biology

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Project no.3

Functional predictions

Project no.4

Metabolic evolution

Stay In Touch.

JA Burns Lab

Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences

60 Bigelow Drive

East Boothbay, ME 04544

jburns@bigelow.org

 

Tel: (207) 315-2567 x304

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