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Rose Ann Cattolico

Research areas

Rose Ann Cattolico is interested in understanding the evolution and function of the chloroplast genomes in rhodophytic (red), chromophytic (green), and chromophytic (brown) algae. Specific topics of research interest include: analysis of the evolution and phylogeny of the chloroplast genomes via sequence analysis of an array of chloroplast genes, determination of the effect of environmental cues (e.g. light quality and quantity) on chloroplast genes, extension of the database for chloroplast genome structure of marine plants, research on the mechanisms of signal transduction including characterizing a protein encoded in the chloroplast which is a member of the “Response Regulator” superfamily of transcriptional regulator proteins, and research on the Calvin Cycle enzyme, phosphoribulokinase (PRK).