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Abstract Guidelines

The abstract submission deadline is midnight (23:59 Central European Summer Time) on 15 June 2017. These guidelines and procedures must be followed exactly. If not, your paper will not be accepted.

Authors are strongly encouraged to register by the abstract deadline as presentations will not be placed on the final program until the presenting author is registered. Authors who submit their abstract prior to registering should use the information received in the confirmation e-mail to match their registration with their abstract.

Submission Requirements

We anticipate a full scientific program. Therefore, the Scientific Program Committee will accommodate requests for oral presentations only insofar as space is available. Some participants requesting to present orally may be asked to give a poster if the program fills to capacity. We will not allow participants to present more than one talk and one poster as first author (i.e. one talk, or one poster, or one talk + one poster) unless the Scientific Program Committee determines that there is sufficient space in the program.

Session Topic Codes

Selection of session topic is designed to facilitate assignment of your abstract to members of the Scientific Program Committee for review. Meeting sessions may not match exactly this list of topics. The Scientific Program Committee will make every attempt to group your presentation with those of similar topic. Priority is given to the overall scientific program and, therefore, final placement is solely at the discretion of the organizing committee.

Symposia (Invited)

SYM01: Effects of global change on algal physiology and composition (organizers: Cristina Sobrino, John Beardall & Mario Giordano)
SYM02: Insights from the Porphyra genome into evolutionary trends and environmental adaptations in the red algae (organizers: Susan Brawley, Arthur Grossman)
SYM03: Algal microbiomes in ecology, physiology, development and evolution (organizers: Claire Gachon, Bénédicte Charrier)
SYM04: Applications of high-throughput sequencing in algal systematics (organizers: Heroen Verbruggen, Olivier De Clerck)
SYM05: Ecological metabarcoding and metagenomics of phytoplankton (organizers: Bente Edvardsen, Daniel Vaulot)
SYM06: Endosymbiosis and evolution in red alga-derived plastids (organizers: Jan Janouškovec, Marek Elias)
SYM07: Evolutionary genetics of algae (organizers: Myriam Valero, Christophe Destombe)
SYM08: Current and past processes shaping microalgal biogeography (organizers: Wim Vyverman, Anna Godhe)
SYM09: Systematics and evolution of macroalgae (organizers: Christine Maggs, Juliet Brodie)
SYM10: How to name algae: names, taxa & databases (organizers: Regine Jahn, Wolf-Henning Kusber)
SYM11: Baltic algae – from the past to the future (organizers: Angela Wulff, Hendrik Shubert)
SYM12: Biologists vs Palaeontologists: reconciling the two approaches (organizers: Ric Jordan, Peter Siver)
SYM13: Fundamentals to move from seaweed cultivation to marine agronomy (organizers: Helena Abreu, Alan Critchley)
SYM14: Bioprospecting for algae: the profitable side of collecting algae (organizers: Robert Andersen, Eneko Ganuza)
SYM15: Getting on top of HABs (to be confirmed)

Contributed Sessions

CS01: Biotechnology
CS02: Cell and molecular biology
CS03: Microalgal phylogenetics and taxonomy
CS04: Microalgal ecology
CS05: Macroalgal ecology
CS06: Mineralization
CS07: Physiology and biochemistry
CS08: Reproductive biology
CS09: Ultrastructure
CS10: Other
CS11: Effects of global change on algal physiology and composition
CS12: Insights from the Porphyra genome into evolutionary trends and environmental adaptations in the red algae
CS13: Algal microbiomes in ecology, physiology, development and evolution
CS14: Applications of high-throughput sequencing in algal systematics
CS15: Ecological metabarcoding and metagenomics of phytoplankton
CS16: Endosymbiosis and evolution in red alga-derived plastids
CS17: Evolutionary genetics of algae
CS18: Current and past processes shaping microalgal biogeography
CS19: Systematics and evolution of macroalgae
CS20: How to name algae: names, taxa & databases
CS21: Baltic algae – from the past to the future
CS22: Biologists vs Palaeontologists: reconciling the two approaches
CS23: Fundamentals to move from seaweed cultivation to marine agronomy
CS24: Bioprospecting for algae: the profitable side of collecting algae
CS25: Getting on top of HABs

Preparation Specifications

All abstracts of contributed papers and posters must be in English, using metric units. Do not include illustrations, figures, or photos. Use a single space between sentences.

The title of the abstract must be in all caps and must not exceed 160 characters. The body of the abstract must adhere to a maximum count of 300 words, exclusive of title and author citations. Please use initials only for authors’ first and middle names. If individuals are authors on multiple abstracts, please be consistent in the formatting of their names (i.e., use of middle initial, suffixes such as Jr., III, etc.).

Because program abstracts are now being archived along with meeting Web sites, they are becoming an increasingly useful resource for the phycological community. Thus, the Scientific Program Committee is resolved to pay close attention to all submitted abstracts. An abstract should be informative and representative of the presentation, emphasizing data and results rather than methodology. Abstracts containing text such as "...data will be presented..." or "...conclusions will be discussed..." will be returned to submitters for revision.

Previewing Abstracts

You will receive an e-mail confirmation of receipt after you submit your abstract. Please check your abstract for errors after you submit.

Sample Abstract

Krueger-Hadfield, S. A., Marine Biological Association of the UK, United Kingdom, stakru@mba.ac.uk; Roze, D., Station Biologique de Roscoff, France, roze@sb-roscoff.fr; Mauger, S., Station Biologique de Roscoff, France, mauger@sb-roscoff.fr; Destombe, C., Station Biologique de Roscoff, France, destombe@sb-roscoff.fr; Valero, M., Station Biologique de Roscoff, France, valero@sb-roscoff.fr

O FATHER, WHERE ART THOU? PATERNITY ANALYSES IN A NATURAL POPULATION OF THE RED SEAWEED CHONDRUS CRISPUS

Chondrus crispus follows an isomorphic haploid–diploid life history in which male gametophytes release non-motile spermatia and fertilization is followed by zygotic amplification. The objective of this study was to understand the impacts of haploid-diploidy, male gamete dispersal and the intertidal shorescape on the genetic structure of C. crispus. Individual fronds were sampled every 25 cm in two 5mx5m grids located high and low on the shore. Fronds (N=472) and cystocarps (N=565, excised from 29 female gametophytes) were genotyped using polymorphic microsatellite loci. The maternal allele at each locus can be determined from the haploid female thallus. The remaining allele is the paternal contribution. Large levels of inbreeding detected using indirect methods were supported by the paternity analyses. Larger kinship coefficients were detected between males siring cystocarps on the same female than between males in the entire population. However, only 1 of 424 sires was sampled in the populations suggesting fertilization distances of less than 25 cm. More detailed sampling of genets is necessary to resolve the high levels of inbreeding associated with low levels of genetic differentiation.

Author Notification

Presenting authors will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of submission and will receive confirmation in this same manner when the abstract is accepted and assigned. Accepted abstracts will be posted on the Web site after the scientific program schedule has been determined.

Important Notes