Transformation of Lipid Bodies Related to Hydrocarbon Accumulation in a Green Alga, Botryococcus braunii (Race B)

  title={Transformation of Lipid Bodies Related to Hydrocarbon Accumulation in a Green Alga, Botryococcus braunii (Race B)},
  author={Reiko Suzuki and Naoko Ito and Yuki Uno and Ichiro Nishii and Satoshi Kagiwada and Sigeru Okada and Tetsuko Noguchi},
  booktitle={PloS one},
The colonial microalga Botryococcus braunii accumulates large quantities of hydrocarbons mainly in the extracellular space; most other oleaginous microalgae store lipids in the cytoplasm. Botryococcus braunii is classified into three principal races (A, B, and L) based on the types of hydrocarbons. Race B has attracted the most attention as an alternative to petroleum by its higher hydrocarbon contents than the other races and its hydrocarbon components, botryococcenes and methylsqualenes, both… CONTINUE READING
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