The protein Compromised Hydrolysis of Triacylglycerols 7 (CHT7) acts as a repressor of cellular quiescence in Chlamydomonas.

@article{Tsai2014ThePC,
  title={The protein Compromised Hydrolysis of Triacylglycerols 7 (CHT7) acts as a repressor of cellular quiescence in Chlamydomonas.},
  author={Chia-Hong Tsai and Jaruswan Warakanont and Tomomi Takeuchi and Barb B Sears and Eric R. Moellering and Christoph Benning},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2014},
  volume={111 44},
  pages={15833-8}
}
Microalgae are prolific photosynthetic organisms that have the potential to sustainably produce high-value chemical feedstocks. However, an industry based on microalgal biomass still is faced with challenges. For example, microalgae tend to accumulate valuable compounds, such as triacylglycerols, only under stress conditions that limit growth. To investigate the fundamental mechanisms at the base of this conundrum--the inverse relationship between biomass production and storage compound… CONTINUE READING