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Annemarie Kramer

GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel


The brown alga Fucus vesiculosus can be found in the littoral zone of temperate waters in the North Atlantic as well as in the Baltic Sea. Providing shelter and food for many organisms seaweeds as habitat formers play an important role in marine ecosystems. Beside macroorganisms, seaweeds harbor a complex assembly of microorganisms. Our aim is to gain deeper understanding of the communication between the seaweed Fucus vesiculosus and its associated microorganisms, with a special interest on secondary metabolites which are involved in the chemical communication.


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