The research unit "Integrative Biology of Marine Organisms (BIOM)" aims to study the mechanisms of development and adaptation of organisms through an evolutionary approach. This very general objective is achieved by using non-conventional marine model organisms that allow comparative studies that complement those carried out with more traditional models.

This type of approach is based both on the particularities linked to the diversity of the organisms studied, and at the same time on the deep unity of the living world which allows comparisons between organisms that are sometimes phylogenetically very distant.

The UMR is structured into six teams that focus their studies on various models and issues such as the evodevo of chordates (with three teams studying amphioxus, ascidians, shark and lamprey models), host-parasite relationships in fishes, relationships between viruses and microalgae, and the evolutionary history of animal life cycles through an EcoEvoDevo approach.

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