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BACKGROUND When cultivated under stress conditions, many microalgae species accumulate both starch and oil (triacylglycerols). The model green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has recently emerged as a model to test genetic engineering or cultivation strategies aiming at increasing lipid yields for biodiesel production. Blocking starch synthesis has been(More)
The chloroplastic drought-induced stress protein of 32 kD (CDSP32) is composed of two thioredoxin modules and is induced by environmental and oxidative stress conditions. We investigated whether the plastidic protein BAS1, which is related to eubacterial 2-Cys peroxiredoxin, is a target for CDSP32. Using a CDSP32 active-site mutant, we showed that the BAS1(More)
BACKGROUND Oils produced by microalgae are precursors to biodiesel. To achieve a profitable production of biodiesel from microalgae, identification of factors governing oil synthesis and turnover is desirable. The green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii is amenable to genetic analyses and has recently emerged as a model to study oil metabolism. However, a(More)
Microalgae have emerged as a promising source for biofuel production. Massive oil and starch accumulation in microalgae is possible, but occurs mostly when biomass growth is impaired. The molecular networks underlying the negative correlation between growth and reserve formation are not known. Thus isolation of strains capable of accumulating carbon(More)
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