OMICS Approaches to Assess Dinoflagellate Responses to Chemical Stressors

Dinoflagellates are important primary producers known to form Harmful Algae Blooms (HABs). In water, nutrient availability, pH, salinity and anthropogenic contamination constitute chemical stressors for them. The emergence of OMICs approaches propelled our understanding of dinoflagellates’ responses to stressors. However, in dinoflagellates, these approaches are still biased, as transcriptomic approaches are largely conducted compared to proteomic and metabolomic approaches. Furthermore, integrated OMICs approaches are just emerging. Here, we report recent contributions of the different OMICs approaches to the investigation of dinoflagellates’ responses to chemical stressors and discuss the current challenges we need to face to push studies further despite the lack of genomic resources available for dinoflagellates.


dinoflagellates, microalgae, phytoplankton, protist, OMICs, transcriptomic, proteomic, metabolomic, integrated OMICs, chemical stressors, nutrient starvation, anthropogenic contamination, genome complexity

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Roussel Alice, Mériot Vincent, Jauffrais Thierry, Berteaux-Lecellier Véronique, Lebouvier Nicolas (2023). OMICS Approaches to Assess Dinoflagellate Responses to Chemical Stressors. Biology-basel. 12 (9). 1234 (11p.).,

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