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Wednesday 28 June
Where are we at the start of PICODIV?
The aim of this first part is to present an exhaustive view of the state of the art and of any PICODIV related work that has begun prior to the meeting. Please feel free to add anything that could be of interest for the project.
What is known about picoplankton diversity
An introduction to picoplankton taxonomy
Diversity of marine cyanobacteria: Prochlorococcus and Synechococcus
Diversity of picoplanktonic Prasinophytes
Coastal sampling sites
Simon et al.
Presentation of the Roscoff site, summary of the historical data since 1985
Presentation of the Helgoland site
Presentation of the Blanès Bay site
Presentation of HIVERN cruises
Presentation of ARO cruise
Other sites and cruises
Partensky et al.
Overview of the PROSOPE cruise (Mediterranean Sea), September 1999 with emphasis on picoplankton
The Red Sea sampling site: cyanobacteria dynamics.
Le Gall et al.
Culturing strategy: initial results from the screening of PROSOPE and Roscoff cultures
Ancilary techniques: flow cytometry, HPLC, TEM
Marie et al.
Update on flow cytometry approaches for picoplankton
Latest development in HPLC and first overview of fractionated samples from Roscoff
Eikrem et al.
TEM methodology and initial results on grids from PROSOPE
Thursday 29 June
Valentin et al.
Optimizing DNA extraction and cloning efficiency for picoplankton samples
First results from Helgoland clone library
Strategies to study Prochlorococcus molecular ecology
Diez et al.
DGGE analysis of eukaryotic picoplankton (see ppt file on primers)
Overview of probes available for eukaryotic picoplankton.
Probe design and probe measurement: high density arrays and DNA chips
Coupling FISH-TSA with eukaryotic probes for picoplankton: initial results for the Roscoff site.
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Dave, Klaus, Ramon
Linda, Dave, Nathalie
Carlos, Nathalie, Mikel
Arrangements for next meeting