Category Archives: Applied phycology

Applied phycology consists of news articles related to the research about commercial use of algae.

Lipid accumulation enhancement achieved using nutrition starvation-inducible promoter in algae

[Japan] Masako Iwai, CREST Researcher and member at the Center for Biological Resources and Informatics at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Professor Hiroyuki Ohta, of the Earth-Life Science Institute and Center for Biological Resources and Informatics at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, have succeeded in enhancement of the lipid accumulation function in nutrient-starved algae maintaining the cell growth through photosynthesis. Continue reading Lipid accumulation enhancement achieved using nutrition starvation-inducible promoter in algae

Can algae feed the world and fuel the planet? A Q&A with Craig Venter

[USA] The geneticist and entrepreneur hopes to use synthetic biology to transform microscopic algae into cells that eat up carbon dioxide, spit out oil and provide meals. Continue reading Can algae feed the world and fuel the planet? A Q&A with Craig Venter