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BEZHIN ROSKOWelcomeResearchServicesAlgal culturesAkira Peterscv and publicationsDegemer matKlaskerezhServichouAkira PetersBienvenueClients/PratikouClient#1Map/KartennLe SantecMARCHESINGREDIENTSFormes
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Curriculum vitae of Akira F. PETERS, December 2016

Profession and competences
  • Scientist-Lecturer
  • Specialist in biology of marine macroalgae, 109 scientific publications, 101 thereof in peer-reviewed journals
  • Marine biologist since 1981, work in Germany, France, Chile, The Netherlands, England
  • Languages spoken fluently: German, English, French, Spanish, Breton
  • Computation: Apple Macintosh; ADOBE Photoshop, Illustrator, MICROSOFT Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PAUP, …Internet… 
  • 2007- Independent researcher ("gentleman scientist"), consultant, director of individual enterprise BEZHIN ROSKO (
  • 2010-2013 Bio-engineer, Station Biologique, Roscoff (part time)
  • 2008-2009 Research fellow, Marine Biological Association of the UK, Plymouth
  • 2001-2006 Scientist and Associate Professor, Station Biologique, Roscoff and                      Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris
  • 1992-2001 Post-doc and Assistant Professor, Institut für Meereskunde, Kiel, Germany
  • 1990-1991 Post-doc, University of Groningen, The Netherlands
  • 1987-1990 Post-doc, Universidad Austral, Valdivia, Chile
  • 1986-1987 Post-doc, Biologische Anstalt, Helgoland, Germany
  • 1981-1986 PhD student, Research assistant, University of Konstanz, Germany
  • 1998 Habilitation, University of Kiel, Germany
  • 1986 PhD in biology, University of Konstanz, Germany
  • 1981 Diploma thesis in Biology, University of Konstanz, Germany
Fundamental data
  • Date of birth: 15 February 1957
  • Place of birth: Tokyo, Japan
  • Nationality: German

List of Publications of Akira F. PETERS, December 2016 (n=109)

Articles published in scientific journals with peer review

91. Macaisne, N, Liu, F, Scornet, D., Peters, A.F., Lipinska, A., Perrineau, M.-M., Henry, A., Strittmatter, M., Coelho, S.M. & Cock, J.M. 2017. The Ectocarpus IMMEDIATE UPRIGHT gene encodes a member of a novel family of cysteine-rich proteins that have an unusual distribution across the eukaryotes. Development, accepted ms (December 2016).
90. Kawai, H., Hanyuda, Kim, S.-H., Ichikawa, Y., Uwai, S. & Peters, A.F. 2016. Cladosiphon takenoensis sp. nov. (Ectocarpales, s.l., Phaeophyceae) from Japan. Phycological Research 64: 212-218. doi: 10.1111/pre.12140.
89. Montecinos, A.E., Couceiro, L., Peters, A.F., Desrut, A., Valero, M. & Guillemin, M.-L. 2016. Species delimitation and phylogeographic analyses in the Ectocarpus subgroup siliculosi (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae). Journal of Phycology, published online 24/08/16. DOI: 10.1111/jpy.12452. 
88. Mystikou, A., Asensi, A.O., DeClerck, O., Müller, D.G., Peters, A.F., Tsiamis, K., Fletcher, K.I., Westermeier, R., Brickle, P., van West, P. & Küpper, F.C. 2016. New records and observations of macroalgae and associated pathogens from the Falkland Islands, Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Botanica Marina 59: 105-121.
87. Küpper, F.C., Peters, A.F., Shewring, D.M., Sayer, M.D.J., Mystikou, A., Brown, H., Azzopardi, E., Dargent, O., Strittmatter, M., Brennan, D., Asensi, A.O., van West, P. & Wilce, R.T. 2016. Arctic marine phytobenthos of northern Baffin Island. Journal of Phycology 52: 532-549. 
86. Kawai, H., Kogishi, K., Hanyuda, T., Arai, S., Gurgel, C.F., Nelson, W., Meinesz, A., Tsiamis, K. & Peters, A.F. 2016. Phylogeographic analysis of the brown alga Cutleria multifida (Tilopteridales, Phaeophyceae) suggests a complicated introduction history. Phycological Research 64: 3-10.
85. Žuljević, A., Peters, A.F., Nikolić, V., Antolić, B., Despalatović, M., Cvitković, I., Isajlović, I., Mihanović, H., Matijević, S., Shewring, D.M., Canese, S., Katsaros, C. & Küpper, F.C. 2016. The Mediterranean deep-water kelp Laminaria rodriguezii is an endangered species in the Adriatic Sea. Marine Biology 163: 69 (12pp).
84. Lipinska, A.P., Ahmed, S., Peters, A.F., Faugeron, S., Cock, J.M. & Coelho, S.M. 2015. Development of PCR-based markers to determine the sex of kelps. PLoS ONE 10(10): e0140535. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0140535.
83. Luthringer, R., Lipinska, A.P., Roze, D., Cormier, A., Macaisne, N., Peters, A.F., Cock, J.M. & Coelho, S.M. 2015. The pseudoautosomal regions of the U/V sex chromosomes of the brown alga Ectocarpus exhibit unusual features. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32: 2973-2985; published online August 6, 2015. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msv173.
82. Couceiro, L., Le Gac, M., Hunsperger, H., Mauger, S., Destombe, C., Cock, J.M., Ahmed, S., Coelho, S.M., Valero, M. & Peters, A.F. 2015. Evolution and maintenance of haploid-diploid life cycles in natural populations: the case of the marine brown alga Ectocarpus. Evolution 69: 1808-1822.
81. Kogame, K., Rindi, F., Peters, A.F. & Guiry, M.D. 2015. Genetic diversity and mitochondrial introgression in Scytosiphon lomentaria (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae) in the north-eastern Atlantic Ocean. Phycologia 54: 367-374.
80. Godfroy, O., Peters, A.F., Coelho, S.M. & Cock, J.M. 2015. Genome-wide comparison of ultraviolet and ethyl methanesulphonate mutagenesis methods for the brown alga Ectocarpus. Marine Genomics 24: 109-113.
79. Lipinska, A., Cormier, A., Luthringer, R., Peters, A.F., Corre, E., Gachon, C.M.M., Cock, J.M. & Coelho, S.M. 2015. Sexual dimorphism and the evolution of sex-biased gene expression in the brown alga Ectocarpus. Molecular Biology and Evolution 32: 1581-1597. doi: 10.1093/molbev/msv049.
78. Peters, A.F., Couceiro, L., Tsiamis, K., Küpper, F.C. & Valero, M. 2015. Barcoding of cryptic stages of marine brown algae isolated from incubated substratum reveals high diversity in Acinetosporaceae (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae). Cryptogamie, Algologie 36: 3-29. doi/10.7872/crya.v36.iss1.2015.3
77. Tsiamis, K., Peters, A.F., Shewring, D.M., Asensi, A.O., van West, P. & Küpper, F.C. 2015. Marine benthic algal flora of Ascension Island, South Atlantic. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom; published online August 26, 2015. doi:10.1017/S0025315414000952.
76. Luthringer, R., Cormier, A., Ahmed, S., Peters, A.F., Cock, J.M. & Coelho, S.M. 2014. Sexual dimorphism in the brown algae. Perspectives in Phycology 1: 11-25
75. Ahmed, S., Cock, J.M., Pessia, E., Luthringer, R., Cormier, A., Robuchon, M., Sterck, L., Peters, A.F., Dittami, S.M., Corre, E., Valero, M., Aury, J.-M., Roze, D., Van de Peer, Y., Bothwell, J., Marais, G.A.B. & Coelho, S.M. 2014. A haploid system of sex determination in the brown alga Ectocarpus sp. Current Biology 24: 1945–1957.
74. Cock, J.M., Godfroy, O., Macaisne, N., Peters, A.F. & Coelho, S.M. 2014. Evolution and regulation of complex life cycles: a brown algal perspective. Current Opinion in Plant Biology 17: 1–6.
73. Mystikou, A., Peters, A.F., Asensi, A.O., Fletcher, K.I., Brickle, P., van West, P., Convey, P. & Küpper, F.C. 2014. Seaweed biodiversity in the south-western Antarctic Peninsula: surveying macroalgal community composition in the Adelaide Island/Marguerite Bay region over a 35-year time span. Polar Biology 37:1607–1619.
72. Robuchon, M., Couceiro, L., Peters, A.F., Destombe, C. & Valero, M. 2014. Examining the bank of microscopic stages in kelps using culturing and barcoding. European Journal of Phycology 49: 128-133.
71. Yang, E.C, Peters, A.F., Kawai, H., Stern, R., Hanyuda, T., Bárbara, I., Prud’homme van Reine W.F. & Küpper, F.C. 2014. Ligulate Desmarestia (Desmarestiales, Phaeophyceae) revisited: D. japonica sp. nov. and D. dudresnayi differ from D. ligulata. Journal of Phycology 50: 149-161. doi: 10.1111/jpy.12148.
70. Arun, A., Peters, N., Scornet, D., Peters, A.F., Cock, J.M. & Coelho, S.M. 2013. Non-cell autonomous regulation of the switch between the gametophyte and sporophyte generations of the brown alga Ectocarpus. New Phytologist 197: 503-510.
69. Coelho, S.M., Scornet, D., Rousvoal, S., Peters, N., Dartevelle, L., Peters, A.F. & Cock, J.M. 2012. Immunostaining of Ectocarpus cells. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, 2012: 369-372. 
68. Coelho, S.M., Scornet, D., Rousvoal, S., Peters, N., Dartevelle, L., Peters, A.F. & Cock, J.M. 2012. Extraction of high quality genomic DNA from Ectocarpus. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, 2012: 365-368.
67. Coelho, S.M., Scornet, D., Rousvoal, S., Peters, N., Dartevelle, L., Peters, A.F. & Cock, J.M. 2012. Isolation and regeneration of protoplasts from Ectocarpus. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, 2012: 361-364.
66. Coelho, S.M., Scornet, D., Rousvoal, S., Peters, N., Dartevelle, L., Peters, A.F. & Cock, J.M. 2012. Genetic crosses between Ectocarpus strains. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, 2012: 262-265.
65. Coelho, S.M., Scornet, D., Rousvoal, S., Peters, N., Dartevelle, L., Peters, A.F. & Cock, J.M. 2012. How to cultivate Ectocarpus. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, 2012: 258-261.
64. Coelho, S.M., Scornet, D., Rousvoal, S., Peters, N., Dartevelle, L., Peters, A.F. & Cock, J.M. 2012. Ectocarpus: A model organism for the brown algae. Cold Spring Harbor Protocols, 2012: 193-198.
63. Cock, J.M., Arun, A., Godfroy, O., Macaisne, N., Strittmatter, M., Peters, A.F. & Coelho, S.M. 2012. Genomics of brown algae: current advances and future prospects. Genes and Genomics 34: 1-5. 
62. Dittami, S. M., Gravot, A., Goulitquer, S., Rousvoal, S., Peters, A. F., Bouchereau, A., Boyen, C., et al. 2012. Towards deciphering dynamic changes and evolutionary mechanisms involved in the adaptation to low salinities in Ectocarpus (brown algae). The Plant Journal 71: 366–377. doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2012.04982.x
61. Cock, J.M., Peters, A.F. & Coelho, S.M. 2011. Quick guide: Brown algae. Current Biology 21 (15): R573 - R575
60. Coelho, S.M., Godfroy, O., Arun, A., Le Corguillé, G., Peters, A.F. & Cock, J.M. 2011. Genetic regulation of life cycle transitions in the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus. Plant Signaling and Behavior 6: 1858-1860 (Addendum)
59. Coelho, S.M., Godfroy, O., Arun, A., Le Corguillé, G., Peters, A.F. & Cock, J.M. 2011. OUROBOROS is a master regulator of the gametophyte to sporophyte life cycle transition in the brown alga Ectocarpus. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 108: 11518-11523. doi:10.1073 /pnas.1102274108.
58. Dittami, S.M., Proux, C., Rousvoal, S., Peters, A.F., Cock, J.M., Coppee, J.-Y., Boyen, C. & Tonon, T. 2011. Microarray estimation of genomic inter-strain variability in the genus Ectocarpus (Phaeophyceae). BMC Molecular Biology 12: 2.
57. Bothwell, J.H., Marie, D., Peters, A.F., Cock, J.M. & Coelho, S.M. 2010. Endoreduplication and the life cycle of the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus. New Phytologist 188: 111-121.
56. Peters, A.F., Mann, A.D., Córdova, C.A., Brodie, J., Correa, J.A., Schroeder, D.C. & Cock, J.M. 2010. Genetic diversity of Ectocarpus (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae) in Peru and northern Chile, the area of origin of the genome-sequenced strain. New Phytologist 188: 30-41.
55. Heesch S, Cho, G.Y., Peters, A.F., Le Corguillé, G., Falentin, C., Boutet, G., Cöedel, S., Jubin, C., Samson, G., Corre, E., Coelho, S.M. & Cock, J.M. 2010. A sequence-tagged genetic map for the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus provides large-scale assembly of the genome sequence. New Phytologist 188: 42-51.
54. Cock, J.M., Sterck, L., Rouzé, P., Scornet, D., Allen, A.E., Amoutzias, G., Anthouard, V., Artiguenave, F., Aury, J.-M., Badger, J.H., (…,) Peters, A.F., (…,) et al. 2010. The Ectocarpus genome and the independent evolution of multicellularity in the brown algae. Nature 465: 617-621.
53. Peters, A.F., van Wijk, S., Cho, G.Y., Scornet, D., Hanyuda, T., Kawai, H., Schroeder, D.C., Cock, J.M. & Boo, S.M. 2010. Reinstatement of Ectocarpus crouaniorum Thuret in Le Jolis as a third common species of Ectocarpus (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae) in Western Europe, and its phenology at Roscoff, Brittany. Phycological Research 58: 157-170.
52. Le Corguillé, G., Pearson, G., Valente, M., Viegas, C., Gschloessl, B., Corre, E., Bailly, X., Peters, A.F., Jubin, C., Vacherie, B., Cock, J.M. & Leblanc, C. 2009. Plastid genomes of two brown algae, Ectocarpus siliculosus and Fucus vesiculosus: further insights on the evolution of red-algal derived plastids. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9: 253.
51. Küpper, F.C., Gaquerel, E., Cosse, A., Adas, F., Peters, A.F., Müller, D.G., Kloareg, B., Salaün, J.-P. & Potin, P. 2009. Free fatty acids and methyl jasmonate trigger defense reactions in Laminaria digitata. Plant and Cell Physiology 50: 789-800.
50. Le Bail, A., Billoud, B., Maisonneuve, C., Peters, A.F., Cock, J.M. & Charrier, B. 2008. Early development pattern of the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae) sporophyte. Journal of Phycology 44: 1269-1281.
49. Peters, A.F., Scornet, D., Ratin, M., Charrier, B., Coelho, S. M., Monnier, A., Merrien, Y. & Cock, J.M. 2008. Life-cycle-generation-specific developmental processes are modified in the immediate upright mutant of the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus. Development 135: 1503-1512.
48. Heesch, S., Peters, A.F., Broom, J.E. & Hurd, C.L. 2008. Affiliation of the parasitic brown alga Herpodiscus durvillaeae with the Sphacelariales based on DNA sequence comparisons and morphological observations. European Journal of Phycology 43: 283-295.
47. Charrier, B., Coelho, S.M., Le Bail, A., Tonon, T., Michel, G., Potin, P., Kloareg, B., Boyen, C., Peters, A.F., & Cock, J.M. 2008. Development and physiology of the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus: two centuries of research. New Phytologist 177: 319-332.
46. Oppliger, L.V., Correa, J.A. & Peters, A.F. 2007. Parthenogenesis in the brown alga Lessonia nigrescens (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) from central Chile. Journal of Phycology 43: 1295-1301.
45. Coelho, S.M., Peters, A.F., Charrier, B., Roze, D., Destombe, C., Valéro, M. & Cock, J.M. 2007. Complex life cycles of multicellular eukaryotes: new approaches based on the use of model organisms. Gene 406: 152-170.
44. Peters, A.F., Marie, D., Scornet, D., Kloareg, B. and Cock, J.M. 2004. Proposal of Ectocarpus siliculosus (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae) as a model organism for brown algal genetics and genomics. Journal of Phycology 40: 1079-1088.
43. Peters, A.F., Scornet, D., Müller, D.G., Kloareg, B., Cock, J.M. 2004. Inheritance of organelles in artifical hybrids of the isogamous multicellular chromist alga Ectocarpus siliculosus (Phaeophyceae). European Journal of Phycology 39: 235-242.
42. Coyer, J.A., Peters, A.F., Stam, W.T. & Olsen, J.L. 2003. Post-ice age recolonization and differentiation of Fucus serratus L. (Phaeophyceae; Fucaceae) populations in Northern Europe. Molecular Ecology 12: 1817-1829.
41. Kim, S.-H., Peters, A.F. & Kawai, H. 2003. Taxonomic revision of Sphaerotrichia divaricata (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae), with a reappraisal of S. firma from the north-west Pacific. Phycologia 42:183-192.
40. Küpper, F.C., Müller, D.G., Peters, A.F., Kloareg, B. & Potin, P. 2002. Oligoalginate recognition and oxidative burst play a key role in natural and induced resistance of the sporophytes of Laminariales. Journal of Chemical Ecology 28: 2057-2081.
39. Coyer, J.A., Peters, A.F., Hoarau, G., Stam, W.T. & Olsen, J.L. 2002a. Hybridisation of the marine seaweeds, Fucus serratus and F. evanescens (Heterokontophyta: Phaeophyceae) in a 100-year-old zone of secondary contact. Proceedings of the Royal Society, Lond B 269: 1829-1834.
38. Coyer, J.A., Peters, A.F., Hoarau, G., Stam, W.T. & Olsen, J.L. 2002b. Inheritance patterns of ITS1, chloroplasts, and mitochondria in artificial hybrids of the seaweeds Fucus serratus and F. evanescens (Phaeophyceae). European Journal of Phycology 37: 173-178.
37. Rousseau, F., Burrowes, R., Peters, A.F., Kuhlenkamp, R. & de Reviers, B. 2001. A comprehensive phylogeny of the Phaeophyceae based on nrDNA sequences resolves the earliest divergences. Comptes rendus de l'Académie de la Science, Paris, Sciences de la vie 324: 305-319.
36. Peters, A.F. & Ramírez, M.E. 2001. Molecular phylogeny of small brown algae, with special reference to the systematic position of Caepidium antarcticum (Adenocystaceae, Ectocarpales). Cryptogamie, Algologie 22: 187-200.
35. Peters, A.F., Ramírez, M.E. & Rülke, A. 2000. The phylogenetic position of the subantarctic marine macroalga Desmarestia chordalis (Phaeophyceae) inferred from nuclear ribosomal ITS sequences. Polar Biology 23: 95-99.
34. Heesch, S.* & Peters, A.F. 1999. Scanning electron microscopy observation of host entry by two brown algae endophytic in Laminaria saccharina (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae). Phycological Research 47: 1-5.
33. Müller, D.G., Parodi, E.R. & Peters, A.F. 1998. Asterocladon lobatum gen. et sp. nov., a new brown alga with stellate chloroplast arrangement, and its systematic position judged from nrDNA sequences. Phycologia 37: 425-432.
32. Burkhardt, E.* & Peters, A.F. 1998. Molecular evidence from nrDNA ITS sequences that Laminariocolax (Phaeophyceae, Ectocarpales sensu lato) is a worldwide clade of closely related kelp endophytes. Journal of Phycology 34: 669-681.
31. Peters, A.F. & Clayton, M.N. 1998. Molecular and morphological investigation of three brown algal genera with stellate plastid: evidence for Scytothamnales ord. nov. (Phaeophyceae). Phycologia 37: 106-113.
30. Peters, A.F. & Burkhardt, E.* 1998. Systematic position of the kelp endophyte Laminarionema elsbetiae (Phaeophyceae, Ectocarpales sensu lato) inferred from nuclear ribosomal DNA sequences. Phycologia 37: 114-120.
29. Peters, A.F. 1998. Ribosomal DNA sequences support taxonomic separation of the two species of Chorda: reinstatement of Halosiphon tomentosus (Lyngbye) Jaasund (Phaeophyceae, Laminariales). European  Journal of Phycology 33: 65-71.
28. Peters, A.F. , van Oppen, M.J.H., Wiencke, C., Stam, W.T. & Olsen, J.L. 1997. Phylogeny and historial ecology of the Desmarestiales (Phaeophyceae) support a southern hemisphere origin. Journal of Phycology 33: 294-309.
27. Ellertsdóttir, E.* & Peters, A.F. 1997. High prevalence of infection by endophytic brown algae in populations of Laminaria spp. (Phaeophyceae). Marine Ecology Progress Series 146: 135-143.
26. Peters, A.F. & Ellertsdóttir, E.* 1996. New record of the kelp endophyte Laminarionema elsbetiae (Phaeophyceae, Ectocarpales) at Helgoland and its life history in culture. Nova Hedwigia 62: 341-349.
25. Pantke-Böcker, S., Pohnert, G., Fischer-Lui, I., Boland, W. & Peters, A.F. 1995. Synthesis and absolute configuration of desmarestene, the gamete-releasing and gamete-attracting pheromone of the brown algae Desmarestia aculeata and D. firma (Phaeophyceae). Tetrahedron 51: 7927-7936.
24. Schueller, G.H.* & Peters, A.F. 1994. Arrival of Fucus evanescens (Phaeophyceae) in Kiel Bight (western Baltic). Botanica Marina 37: 471-477.
23. Wiencke, C., tom Dieck (Bartsch), I., Bischoff, B., Peters, A.F., & Breeman, A.M. 1994. Temperature requirements and biogeography of Antarctic and amphiequatorial seaweeds. Botanica Marina 37: 247-259.
22. Peters, A.F. & Breeman, A.M. 1993. Temperature tolerance and latitudinal range of brown algae from temperate Pacific South America. Marine Biology 115: 143-150.
21. Peters, A.F. 1992a. Distinction of South American Haplogloia andersonii and Chordaria linearis (Phaeophyceae) based on differences in sexual reproduction, morphology, ecophysiology and distribution. Journal of Phycology 28: 684-693.
20. Peters, A.F. 1992b. Culture studies on the life history of Chordaria linearis (Phaeophyceae) from Tierra del Fuego, South America. Journal of Phycology 28: 678-683. 
19. Peters, A.F. 1992c. Culture studies on the life history of Dictyosiphon hirsutus (Dictyosiphonales, Phaeophyceae) from South America. British phycological Journal 27: 177-183.
18. Peters, A.F. & Breeman, A.M. 1992. Temperature responses of disjunct temperate brown algae indicate long-distance dispersal of microthalli across the tropics. Journal of Phycology 28: 428-438.
17. Ramírez, M.E. & Peters, A.F. 1992. The South American species of Desmarestia (Phaeophyceae). Canadian Journal of Botany 70: 2430-2445.
16. Peters, A.F. 1991a. Primer registro de Striaria attenuata (Phaeophyceae, Dictyosiphonales) en Sudamérica, y su ciclo de vida en cultivos de laboratorio. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 64: 261-269 (in spanish).
15. Peters, A.F. 1991b. Field and culture studies of Streblonema macrocystis sp. nov. (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae) from Chile, a sexual endophyte of giant kelp. Phycologia 30: 365-377.
14. Peters, A.F. 1990. Taxonomic implications of gamete fusions in the parasitic brown alga Herpodiscus durvillaeae. Canadian Journal of Botany 68: 1398-1401.
13. Müller, D.G., Westermeier, R., Peters, A. & Boland, W. 1990. Sexual reproduction of the Antarctic brown alga Ascoseira mirabilis (Ascoseirales, Phaeophyceae). Botanica Marina 33: 251-255.
12. Peters, A.F. 1989. Sexuelle Fortpflanzung bei der braunen Krustenalge Pseudolithoderma extensum. Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen 43: 195-205 (en allemand).
11. Peters, A.F. 1988. Culture studies of a sexual life history in Myriotrichia clavaeformis (Phaeophyceae, Dictyosiphonales). British phycological Journal 23: 299-306.
10. Peters, A.F., Novaczek, I., Müller, D.G. & McLachlan, J.L. 1987. Culture studies on reproduction of Sphaerotrichia divaricata (Chordariales, Phaeophyceae). Phycologia 26: 457-466.
9. Peters, A.F. & Müller, D.G. 1986a. Critical re-examination of sexual reproduction in Tinocladia crassa, Nemacystus decipiens, and Sphaerotrichia divaricata (Phaeophyceae, Chordariales). Japanese Journal of Phycology 34: 69-73.
8. Peters, A.F. & Müller, D.G. 1986b. Sexual reproduction of Stilophora rhizodes (Phaeophyceae, Chordariales) in culture. British phycological Journal 21: 417- 423.
7. Peters, A.F. & Müller, D.G. 1986c. Culture studies on the life history of Myriogloea chilensis (Mont.) Llaña (Phaeophyceae, Chordariales). Botanica Marina 29: 43-48.
6. Peters, A.F. & Müller, D.G. 1986d. Life-history studies - a new approach to the taxonomy of ligulate species of Desmarestia (Phaeophyceae) from the Pacific coast of Canada. Canadian Journal of Botany 64: 2192-2196.
5. Ramírez, M.E., Müller, D.G. & Peters, A.F. 1986. Life history and taxonomy of two populations of ligulate Desmarestia (Phaeophyceae) from Chile. Canadian Journal of Botany 64: 2948-2954.
4. Peters, A.F. & Müller, D.G. 1985. On the sexual reproduction of Dictyosiphon foeniculaceus (Phaeophyceae, Dictyosiphonales). Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen 39: 441-447.
3. Peters, A.F. 1984. Observations on the life history of Papenfussiella callitricha (Phaeophyceae, Chordariales) in culture. Journal of Phycology 20: 409-414.
2. Boland, W., Jaenicke, L., Müller, D.G. & Peters, A. 1984. Differentiation of algal chemoreceptors. A comparative study with two seaweed pairs: Cutleria multifida/Syringoderma phinneyi and Desmarestia aculeata/Ectocarpus siliculosus (Phaeophyceae). European Journal of Biochemistry 144: 169-176.
1. Müller, D.G., Peters, A., Gassmann, G., Boland, W., Marner, F.-J. & Jaenicke, L. 1982. Identification of a sexual hormone and related substances in the marine brown alga Desmarestia. Naturwissenschaften 69: 290-292.

Contributions to books and proceedings (peer-reviewed)

10. Cock, J.M., Godfroy, O., Strittmatter, M., Scornet, D., Uji, T., Farnham, G., Peters, A.F. & Coelho, S.M. 2015. Emergence of Ectocarpus as a Model System to Study the Evolution of Complex Multicellularity in the Brown Algae. In Ruiz-Trillo, I., Nedelcu, A.M. [Eds] Evolutionary Transitions to Multicellular Life. Advances in Marine Genomics 2, DOI 10.1007/978-94-017-9642-2_8. Springer, Dordrecht.
9. Cock, J. M., Sterck, L., Ahmed, S., …, Peters, A.F. et al. 2012. The Ectocarpus Genome and Brown Algal Genomics: The Ectocarpus Genome Consortium. In: Piganeau, G. [Ed.] Genomic Insights into the Biology of Algae. Elsevier Ltd., Academic Press: 141–184. 
8. Eggert, A., Peters, A.F. & Küpper, F.C. 2010. The potential impact of climate change on endophyte infections in kelp sporophytes. In: Israel, A. et al. [Eds] Seaweeds and their role in globally changing environments. Cellular origin, Life in extreme habitats and astrobiology Vol. 15. Springer, Berlin: 139-154.
7. Cock, J.M., Scornet, D., Coelho, S., Charrier, B., Boyen, C. & Peters, A.F. 2006 Marine genomics and the exploration of marine biodiversity. In: Duarte, C.M. [Ed.] The exploration of marine biodiversity. Scientific and technological challenges. Fundación BBVA, Bilbao: 117-141.
6. Peters, A.F. 2003. Molecular identification, taxonomy and distribution of brown algal endophytes, with emphasis on species from Antarctica. In: Chapman, A.R.O., Anderson, R.J., Vreeland V., Davison, I.R. [Eds] Proceedings of the 17 th International Seaweed Symposium. Oxford University Press, New York: 293-302.
5. Draisma, S.G.A, Peters, A.F. & Fletcher, R.L. 2003. Evolution and taxonomy in the Phaeophyceae: effects of the molecular age on brown algal systematics. In: Norton, T.A. [Ed.] Out of the Past. Collected reviews to celebrate the jubilee of the British Phycological Society. The British Phycological Society, Belfast: 87-102.
4. Peters, A.F. & Schaffelke, B. 1996. Streblonema (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae) infection in the kelp Laminaria saccharina (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) in the western Baltic. Proceedings of the 15th International Seaweed Symposium. Hydrobiologia 326/327: 111-117.
3. Schaffelke, B., Peters, A.F. & Reusch, T. 1996. Factors influencing depth distribution of soft bottom Laminaria saccharina (Laminariales, Phaeophyceae) in Kiel Fjord, Baltic Sea. Proceedings of the 15th International Seaweed Symposium. Hydrobiologia 326/327: 117-123.
2. Peters, A.F., Kawai, H. & Novaczek, I. 1993. Intraspecific sterility barrier confirms that introduction of Sphaerotrichia divaricata (Phaeophyceae, Chordariales) into the Mediterranean was from Japan. Proceedings of the 14th International Seaweed Symposium. Hydrobiologia 260/261: 31-36.
1. Peters, A.F. 1987. Reproduction and sexuality in the Chordariales (Phaeophyceae). A review of culture studies. In: Round, F.E. & Chapman, D.J. [Eds] Progress in Phycological Research Vol 5. Biopress Ltd., Bristol: 223-263. (This was my PhD thesis)

Scientific articles without peer reviewing

6. Bothwell, J.H., Marie, D., Peters, A.F., Cock, J.M. & Coelho, S.M. 2010. Cell cycles and endocycles in the model brown seaweed, Ectocarpus siliculosus. Plant Signaling & Behavior 5: 1-3.
5. Guiry, M.D., Boalch, G.T. & Peters, A.F. 2010. William Henry Harvey's grave rediscovered. The Phycologist 79: 14-15.
4. Belcher, J.H., Carter, C.F. & Peters, A.F. 2009. An unknown filamentous brown alga (Phaeophyceae) from a domestic freshwater aquarium in Northampton UK. The Phycologist 77: 13.
3. Peters, A.F. & Moe, R.L. 2001. DNA sequences confirm that Petroderma maculiforme (Phaeophyceae) is the brown algal phycobiont of Verrucaria tavaresiae (Verrucariales, Ascomycota) from central California. Bulletin of the California Lichen Association 8: 41-43.
2. Peters, A.F. 2001. Book Review: Kain (Jones), J.M., Brown, M.T. & Lahaye, M. (eds.): Sixteenth International Seaweed Symposium. Archives of Hydrobiology 150: 351.
1. Wiencke, C., Clayton, M.N. & Peters, A.F. 1998. Biodiversity, life cycles and evolution of Antarctic macroalgae. Berichte zur Polarforschung 299: 82-89.


2. Peters, A.F. 1997. Microscopic Brown Algae. Habilitation thesis, Kiel, 331 pp.
1. Peters, A. 1981. Untersuchungen zur Befruchtungsphysiologie in der Gattung Desmarestia (Phaeophyceae). Diploma thesis, University of Konstanz, 47 pp.