Transcriptomic acclimation in Saccharina latissima

Sandra.Heinrich [ at ]


Kelps, brown algae of the order Laminariales, dominate rocky shores of cold-temperate regions. The distribution of kelps is constrained by abiotic factors like light including UV radiation, and temperature. Future global environmental changes could therefore have a potentially significant impact on geographic distribution patterns, vertical zonation, and primary productivity of kelp. We established a cDNA library of Saccharina latissima consisting of 400,503 ESTs, which were assembled to 28,803 contigs. Sporophytes of S. latissima were exposed in multifactorial experiments to combinations of light intensities, UV radiation and temperatures. Subsequently microarray hybridizations were performed to determine changes in gene expression patterns. S. latissima responds to abiotic stress with a multitude of transcriptional changes. Expression profile changes in several metabolic pathways included e.g. carbohydrate metabolism, lipid metabolism, and amino acid metabolism. Additionally several stress responses known from green plants like induction of ROS scavengers and induction of HSPs could be found. Another critical component of the molecular acclimation mechanisms to excessive light in Saccharina latissima is the induction of vitamin B6 biosynthesis.

Item Type
Conference (Invited talk)
Primary Division
Primary Topic
Publication Status
Event Details
10th International Phycological Congress, 04 Aug 2013 - 10 Aug 2013, Orlando, Florida, USA.
Eprint ID
Cite as
Heinrich, S. , Valentin, K. U. , Frickenhaus, S. and Wiencke, C. (2013): Transcriptomic acclimation in Saccharina latissima , 10th International Phycological Congress, Orlando, Florida, USA, 4 August 2013 - 10 August 2013 .

Add to AnyAdd to TwitterAdd to FacebookAdd to LinkedinAdd to PinterestAdd to Email

Research Platforms


Edit Item Edit Item