Laboratory for Research in Complex Systems
Université des Antilles (Biological Engineering)
Despite an obvious biological success, complex life, represented by the eukaryotic cell, has evolved only once in four billion years. What underlies the origin of biological complexity and why bacterial and archaeal cells remain essentially small and simple? are among the most important, yet unanswered, questions in biology. We are interested in studying uncultured microbes with expeptional features such as extreme cell size and polyploidy. These bacterial outliers, far from the classic bacterial model systems, may hold answers to the the question of the origin of biological complexity.
Contarini P-E, Dromard CR. 2021. Biosorption capacity of genus Dictyota facing organochlorine pesticide pollutions in coastal areas of the Lesser Antilles. Aquatic Botany, 169, art. no. 103346.