Accession Number ADA575716
Title Developing Molecular Genetic Tools to Facilitate Economic Production in Green Algae.
Publication Date Sep 2012
Media Count 6p
Personal Author D. R. Georgianna J. Gimpel M. J. Hannon S. P. Mayfield
Abstract It is now accepted that algae have enormous potential to generate economically viable and environmentally sustainable liquid fuels that can help mitigate the effects of a diminishing supply of fossil fuel. The achievement of economic biofuel production from any algal species will almost certainly require advanced genetic techniques. Although these tools are available for model algal species they are not readily available for algae that are being identified as potential biofuel production strains. Our work was focused on developing the genetic tools required to enable green algae to become efficient biofuel production strains. Being able to efficiently apply genetic transformation techniques to green algae species will allow us to generate strains that contain ideal traits for maximally efficient fuel production, and will also enable crop protection, improved nutrient utilization, and increased harvesting efficiency, all of which will help drive the economic viability of algal fuel production. Algae have two genomes that are typically transformed: the nuclear genome and the chloroplast genome, and each of these genomes require distinct sets of transformation vectors and protocols. In this proposal we aimed to improve the potential of marine algae by developing genetic tools for chloroplast through the following aims.
Keywords Algae
Algal genetic tools
Biofuels
Chloroplast genome
Chloroplasts
Enzymes
Fuels
Gene expression
Genome
Marine algae
Nuclear genome
Proteins
Ribonucleic acids


 
Source Agency Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category 57B - Biochemistry
57F - Cytology, Genetics, & Molecular Biology
57C - Botany
57Z - Zoology
Corporate Author California Univ., San Diego, La Jolla. Dept. of Biology.
Document Type Technical report
Title Note Final rept. 1 Apr 2012-31 Jan 2012.
NTIS Issue Number 1319
Contract Number FA9550-10-1-0052

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