Conversion of membrane lipid acyl groups to triacylglycerol and formation of lipid bodies upon nitrogen starvation in biofuel green algae Chlorella UTEX29

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Algal lipids are ideal biofuel sources. Our objective was to determine the contributors to triacylglycerol (TAG) accumulation and lipid body formation in Chlorella UTEX29 under nitrogen (N) deprivation. A fivefold increase in intracellular lipids following N starvation for 24 h confirmed the oleaginous characteristics of UTEX29. Ultrastructural studies… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00425-013-1946-5

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@article{Gonalves2013ConversionOM, title={Conversion of membrane lipid acyl groups to triacylglycerol and formation of lipid bodies upon nitrogen starvation in biofuel green algae Chlorella UTEX29}, author={Elton Carvalho Gonçalves and Jodie V. Johnson and Bala Rathinasabapathi}, journal={Planta}, year={2013}, volume={238}, pages={895-906} }