Altered lipid accumulation in Nannochloropsis salina CCAP849/3 following EMS and UV induced mutagenesis.

@article{Beacham2015AlteredLA,
  title={Altered lipid accumulation in Nannochloropsis salina CCAP849/3 following EMS and UV induced mutagenesis.},
  author={Tracey A. Beacham and V Mora Macia and Paul Rooks and Daniel Allan White and Sohail T. Ali},
  journal={Biotechnology reports},
  year={2015},
  volume={7},
  pages={87-94}
}
Microalgae have potential as a chemical feed stock in a range of industrial applications. Nannochloropsis salina was subject to EMS mutagenesis and the highest lipid containing cells selected using fluorescence-activated cell sorting. Assessment of growth, lipid content and fatty acid composition identified mutant strains displaying a range of altered traits including changes in the PUFA content and a total FAME increase of up to 156% that of the wild type strain. Combined with a reduction in… CONTINUE READING