Ectocarpus siliculosus has been identified as a model organism for the brown algae and a broad range of genetic and genomic resources are being established for this species, including a complete, well annotated genome sequence, gene cloning methodologies and extensive transcriptomic resources.
The aim of this project will be to complete recent work carried out to establish a reverse genetic platform based on the Targeting Induced Local Lesions IN Genomes (TILLING) approach and to initiate screens for mutant alleles of a number of genes of interest.