Scientists Program Microalgae’s ‘Oil Factory’ to Produce Various Oils

Chinese Academy of Sciences

By combining the ‘chassis’ of an oil-producing microalgae with genes from a Cuphea plant, scientists from Single-Cell Center, Qingdao Institute of BioEnergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), can turn the algae into a microbial cell factory that can produce various oils with different properties.

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