You are here : Home > The Institute > News > First characterization of a NO-Synthase in the picoalga Ostreococcus tauri

Scientific result | Health & life sciences

First characterization of a NO-Synthase in the picoalga Ostreococcus tauri


An LSOD Research Team (I2BC@Saclay), in collaboration with a Research Team from Mar del Plata University (Argentina), has been able to characterize for the first time a NO-Synthase of plants. Researchers have shown that NO-Synthase from Ostreococcus tauri (pico plankton from the Thau lagoon) produces very large amounts of NO compared to human NO-synthases. However, terrestrial plants do not have NO-synthases and the biological role of this enzyme remains unknown.

Published on 23 October 2017

Top page