Manipulation of Microalgal Lipid Production Using Genetic Engineering

  title={Manipulation of Microalgal Lipid Production Using Genetic Engineering},
  author={Terri Goodman Dunahay and ERIC E. JARVlS},
Genetic transformation of two species of diatoms has been accomplished by introducing chimeric plasmid vectors containing a bacterial antibiotic resistance gene driven by regulatory sequences from the acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACCase) gene from the diatom Cyclotella cryptica. The recombinant DNA integrated into one or more random sites within the algal genome and the foreign protein was produced by the algal transformants. This is the first report of genetic transformation of any chlorophyll c… CONTINUE READING