Protists Biology


dsd Dra. Visitación Conforti
Investigadora Principal CONICET, Profesora Asociada UBA

We study the cellular biology, ecotoxicology, ecology and evolution of freshwater microalgae. In particular, we study Euglenophyta, Volvocales, and other Chlorophyta (e.g., Scenedesmus sp). We perform taxonomic studies and investigate the response of these microalgae to environmental alterations such as changes in temperature and water quality (the effect of higher concentration of organic matter or pollutans such as heavy metals, metalloids and herbicides). We analyze morphological and ultrastructural data, as well as the biochemical response, especially with regards to oxidative stress.

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