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prof. dr. Frédérik Leliaert

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My interests are in the area of systematic biology, the study of biotic diversity within and among species. As a seaweed biologist, my work principally focuses on the biology and evolution of algae, in particular green seaweeds. I use morphological characteristics and variation patterns in DNA sequences to analyze phylogenetic relationships, species boundaries, biogeography, morphological evolution and phenotypic plasticity in siphonocladalean green algae. These algae are widespread in tropical to temperate seas and freshwater environments and are characterized by giant, multinucleate cells.