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Title: Growth of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii in acetate-free medium when co-cultured with alginate-encapsulated, acetate-producing strains of Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002

The model alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii requires acetate as a co-substrate for optimal production of lipids, and the addition of acetate to culture media has practical and economic implications for algal biofuel production. We demonstrate the growth of C. reinhardtii on acetate provided by mutant strains of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC7002.
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  1. Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT (United States)
  2. Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO (United States)
  3. Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT (United States); The Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
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Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Biotechnology for Biofuels
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 7; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1754-6834
BioMed Central
Research Org:
Montana State Univ., Bozeman, MT (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
Country of Publication:
United States
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; 09 BIOMASS FUELS biofuels; algae; cyanobacteria; lipid production; acetate production; co-culture; alginate immobilization