In our research, we focus on various protists inhabiting freshwater and marine anoxic sediments. Our team attempts to reveal some of the huge unknown diversity hidden in these oxygen-depleted habitats. With the help of light and electron microscopy, molecular biology and transcriptome analysis we try to answer interesting questions surrounding the peculiar life of anaerobic protists.

  • Diversity and evolution of anaerobic protists

  • Molecular, genomic and transcriptomic approaches

  • Novel deep protistan lineages

  • Symbioses in anoxic world

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Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science

Charles University

Vinicna 7, Prague 2, 128 00


Phone: +420221951072 (lab)

Fax: +420221951841


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