COST Action FA1406 (2015-2019)




About us

From microscopic germ cells to voluminous macroalgae : deciphering underwater developmental mechanisms.

PHYCOMORPH is an international academic network comprising research teams dedicated to the identification of the biological events governing the development of macroalgae.
Each team offers expertise and specific technical skills especially suited to the study of macroalgal development.

Despite the fact that macroalgae were amongst the first multicellular eukaryotes to emerge on earth (1.2 billion years ago), almost nothing is known about the molecular and cellular mechanisms involved in their development.
PHYCOMORPH contributes in filling the gap between past knowledge - mainly descriptive - and the increasing demand to answer functional issues.