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Chlamydomonas - Model Organism and New Directions

Milada Vítová

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Dr. Vitova is the professor and researcher with 20 years of experience in the research of algal physiology and biotechnology. She is the holder of several patents such as Industrial strain Scenedesmus quadricauda SeIV+VI of the green chlorococcal alga Scenedesmus quadricauda (Turp.) Bréb. (300808) and Medium for the cultivation of photosynthetic microorganisms, the preparation, and use (306000).


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The green unicellular alga Chlamydomonas is a favorite model organism namely due to ease of culturing, sequenced genome and existence of a powerful tool for genetic manipulation. The possession of flagella is also not negligible advantage as they serves as a model in the research of cilia and ciliary diseases. Chlamydomonas cultures can be also easily synchronized under physiological conditions without any inhibitors. Research of Chlamydomonas has expanded enormously, namely because of above mentioned reasons.

The book Chlamydomonas – Model Organism and New Directions covers major aspects of microalgae physiology and possible applications in the sphere of biotechnology. This book gives a comprehensive overview of what is known about Chlamydomonas ultrastructure, growth, reproduction, cell cycle regulation, photosynthesis, metabolism, plastids, flagella, motility, heat and circadian control, acclimation, genetics and culturing. It is focused on new directions in the research of Chlamydomonas, developing systems and technologies, novel studies and possible applications in biotechnology.

This volume presents the multifaceted aspects and should allow readers at all levels an entry into the exiting world of Chlamydomonas research.

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Milada Vítová

Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Prof. (FH) RNDr. Milada Vítová, PhD, works at the Laboratory of Cell Cycles of Algae, Centre Algatech, Institute of Microbiology of the Czech Academy of Sciences. She studied at Charles’ University and obtained her PhD in molecular and cell biology. She started her research career in SAC, UK and continued at the University of Vienna, Austria. She has 20 years of experience in the research of algal physiology and biotechnology. She leads the group involved in the research of metal metabolism in algae and its environmental aspects. Her scientific fields concern namely: a) metal transport and metabolism in algae, b) cell cycle regulation of algae by external factors, and c) bioremediation, biomining and recycling. She is a lecturer at the University of Applied Sciences, Krems, Austria.

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