Despite extensive research in the last decades, microalgae are still only economically feasible for high valued markets. Strain improvement is a strategy to increase productivities, hence reducing costs. In this work, we focus on microalgae selection: taking advantage of the natural biological variability of species to select variations based on desired characteristics. We focused on triacylglycerol (TAG), which have applications ranging from biodiesel to high-value omega-3 fatty-acids. Hence, we demonstrated a strategy to sort microalgae cells with increased TAG productivity.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Biotechnology for Biofuels|
|Publication status||Published - 2016|
- Chlorococcum littorale
- Fluorescence assisted cell sorting (FACS)
- Lipid productivity
- Strain improvement