Responses and adaptations of organisms

The research activity of our theme aims to study:

  1. How organisms adapted to deep-sea life by characterizing the factors underlying these evolutions at the level of molecules (proteins…), genomes (genetic variations and phenotypic plasticity), and populations (reproduction and/or differential genes flow, horizontal gene transfers) that led to current biogeography patterns.
  2. How deep-sea organisms cope with environmental stress by determining the molecular, metabolic and behavioral mechanisms allowing them to respond to the numerous environmental variations (including anthropogenic) of these ecosystems.