Institute of Microbiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic,
Opatovicky mlyn, 379 81 Trebon, Czech Republic
Abstract Algae provide a useful set of model organisms. The most versatile of them is Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, a powerful genetic model with a genome sequence available. This chapter discusses the regulation of cell growth and the cell cycle in the green algae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, Scenedesmus quadricauda, and Ostreococcus tauri, and the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae.
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