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Temperature modulation of fatty acid profiles for biofuel production in nitrogen deprived Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

James, Gabriel; Hocart, Charles; Hillier, Warwick; Price, Graeme (Dean); Djordjevic, Michael

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This study investigated the changes in the fatty acid content and composition in the nitrogen-starved. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii starchless mutant, BAF-J5, grown at different temperatures. The optimal temperature for vegetative growth under nitrogen sufficient conditions was found to be 32 °C. Shifting temperature from 25 to 32 °C, in conjunction with nitrogen starvation, resulted in BAF-J5 storing the maximum quantity of fatty acid (76% of dry cell weight). Shifting to temperatures lower than...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/53464
Source: Bioresource Technology
DOI: 10.1016/j.biortech.2012.09.090

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