Journal article

Lipid Profile Remodeling in Response to Nitrogen Deprivation in the Microalgae Chlorella sp (Trebouxiophyceae) and Nannochloropsis sp (Eustigmatophyceae)

Gregory JO Martin, David RA Hill, Ian LD Olmstead, Amanda Bergamin, Melanie J Shears, Daniel A Dias, Sandra E Kentish, Peter J Scales, Cyrille Y Botte, Damien L Callahan

PLOS ONE | PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE | Published : 2014

Abstract

Many species of microalgae produce greatly enhanced amounts of triacylglycerides (TAGs), the key product for biodiesel production, in response to specific environmental stresses. Improvement of TAG production by microalgae through optimization of growth regimes is of great interest. This relies on understanding microalgal lipid metabolism in relation to stress response in particular the deprivation of nutrients that can induce enhanced TAG synthesis. In this study, a detailed investigation of changes in lipid composition in Chlorella sp. and Nannochloropsis sp. in response to nitrogen deprivation (N-deprivation) was performed to provide novel mechanistic insights into the lipidome during str..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The study was funded by The University of Melbourne: Interdisciplinary Seed Funding, Victorian Node of Metabolomics Australia (Bioplatforms Australia Ltd, Federal Government grants), Australian Commonwealth Government (Second Generation Biofuels Research and Development Grant Program), Bio Fuels Ltd (Victoria Australia), Agence Nationale pour la Recherche (ApicoLipid Project), and Atip-Avenir-Finovi (ApicoLipid project). The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.