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When Unity Is Strength: The Strategies Used by Chlamydomonas to Survive Environmental Stresses

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Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, UMR 8226, CNRS, Sorbonne Université, 75005 Paris, France
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Faculty of Sciences, Doctoral School of Plant Sciences, Université Paris-Sud, Paris-Saclay, 91400 Orsay, France
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Cells 2019, 8(11), 1307; https://doi.org/10.3390/cells8111307
Received: 13 September 2019 / Revised: 18 October 2019 / Accepted: 21 October 2019 / Published: 23 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Chlamydomonas Cell Biology)
The unicellular green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is a valuable model system to study a wide spectrum of scientific fields, including responses to environmental conditions. Most studies are performed under optimal growth conditions or under mild stress. However, when environmental conditions become harsher, the behavior of this unicellular alga is less well known. In this review we will show that despite being a unicellular organism, Chlamydomonas can survive very severe environmental conditions. To do so, and depending on the intensity of the stress, the strategies used by Chlamydomonas can range from acclimation to the formation of multicellular structures, or involve programmed cell death. View Full-Text
Keywords: stress responses; acclimation; palmelloid; aggregation; programmed cell death stress responses; acclimation; palmelloid; aggregation; programmed cell death
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de Carpentier, F.; Lemaire, S.D.; Danon, A. When Unity Is Strength: The Strategies Used by Chlamydomonas to Survive Environmental Stresses. Cells 2019, 8, 1307.

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