Deliverables

Del. n°.Deliverable name WP n°. 
D1.1Collection, description, identification of new strains of ‘blue diatoms’, from different geographic origin1
D1.2Species identification by microscopy (morphology and morphometrics), and interbreeding experiments1
D1.3One-year-progress reports (years 1, 2, 3) and final report and exchange summary (year 4)1
D1.4Peer-reviewed papers on the taxonomy of ‘blue diatoms’, especially of the genus Haslea1
D2.1 Description of reproduction patterns in strains of ‘blue diatoms’, originating from different geographic areas2
D2.2 Knowledge of external triggering factors for auxosporulation in ‘blue diatoms’2
D2.3 Improvement of maintenance of diatom clonal cultures in algal collections2
D2.4 One-year-progress reports (years 1, 2, 3) and final report and exchange summary (year 4)2
D2.5 Peer-reviewed paper on the sexual reproduction in ‘blue diatoms’ in relation with strains and geographic origin.2
D3.1 Unique molecular identifiers for genotypes and taxa producing marennine and marennine-like pigments.3
D3.2 Multigene phylogeny of the species examined and the genus Haslea in general.3
D3.3 A secondary structure model for ITS-2 in the species examined.3
D3.4 One-year-progress reports (years 1, 2, 3) and final report and exchange summary (year 4)3
D3.5 A peer-reviewed, original, co-authored publication relating ‘blue diatom’ genetics and morphology to pigment production regionally and over the bio-geographic zones included into our collection regions.3
D4.1 Determination of the effect of marennine produced by H. ostrearia on light quantity and quality experienced by co-occurring algae4
D4.2 Determination of photoacclimation ability and how this is modified by marennine4
D4.3 Determination of ‘blue diatom’ productivity and how this is modified by marennine4
D4.4 Determination of how photoacclimation and productivity, and the role of marennine in regulating these processes, vary in response to changes in environmental parameters of temperature, salinity and light environment.4
D4.5 One-year-progress reports (years 2, 3) and final report and exchange summary (year 4)4
D5.1 Adaptation of the method used to extract and purify marennine to marennine-like pigments, assessment of the technical feasibility and description of the whole process5
D5.2 Obtention of purified marennine-like pigments, used for characterization and biological activity (WP7)5
D5.3 Advances in the elucidation of the structure of marennine and marennine-like pigments5
D5.4 One-year-progress reports (years 1, 2, 3) and final report and exchange summary (year 4)5
D5.5 Results will be published in peer-reviewed papers.5
D6.1 Biomass of the different species/strains of ‘blue diatoms’ collected and isolated in WP16
D6.2 Data on the inheritance of pigment production capacity in function of the species/strain, and its geographic origin6
D6.3 Stocks of marennine and marennine-like pigments dedicated for analyses (characterization, WP5, biological activities, WP7)6
D6.4 List of potentially identified biomolecules of interests issued from the biorefining of ‘blue diatom’ biomass6
D6.5 One-year-progress reports (years 1, 2, 3) and final report and exchange summary (year 4)6
D7.1 Large screening of properties and activities of these novel bioactive compounds7
D7.2 One-year-progress reports (years 1, 2, 3) and final report and exchange summary (year 4)7
D7.3 Peer-reviewed papers will present the different biological activities of these peculiar bluish pigments7
D8.1 Initial meeting agenda and minutes8
D8.2 Workshop and seminar minutes8
D8.3 Reports on workshops, seminar and training sessions for PhD students8
D8.4 Peer-reviewed publications8