Botryococcus braunii: a rich source for hydrocarbons and related ether lipids

@article{Metzger2004BotryococcusBA,
  title={Botryococcus braunii: a rich source for hydrocarbons and related ether lipids},
  author={Pierre Metzger and Claude Largeau},
  journal={Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology},
  year={2004},
  volume={66},
  pages={486-496}
}
This paper presents a review on Botryococcus braunii, a cosmopolitan green colonial microalga characterised by a considerable production of lipids, notably hydrocarbons. Strains like wild populations of this alga differ in the type of hydrocarbons they synthesise and accumulate: (1) n-alkadienes and trienes, (2) triterpenoid botryococcenes and methylated squalenes, or (3) a tetraterpenoid, lycopadiene. In addition to hydrocarbons and some classic lipids, these algae produce numerous series of… Expand
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