Accession Number : ADA567212


Title :   Regulation of Oil Biosynthesis in Algae


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 15 Mar 2008-14 Mar 2011


Corporate Author : MICHIGAN STATE UNIV EAST LANSING DEPT OF BIOCHEMISTRY


Personal Author(s) : Benning, Christoph


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a567212.pdf


Report Date : 14 Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 6


Abstract : The widely recognized need for the development of biomass-based domestic production of high energy liquid transportation fuels can potentially be addressed by exploring oil (triacylglycerol) biosynthesis in microalgae. Many microalgae, including Chlamydomonas, accumulate triacylglycerols when cultures encounter nutrient limitation. However, the regulatory factors and enzymes that govern tnacylglycerol biosynthesis in microalgae have not been studied at the molecular level. Chlamydomonas is being used as a microalgal model to identify genes and regulatory mechanisms required for tnacylglycerol biosynthesis foiling nutrient deprivation.


Descriptors :   *ALGAE , *OILS , BIOSYNTHESIS , GENES , LIPIDS , PROTEINS


Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology
      Biology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE