Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 123, Issue 3, pp 255–263

Algal omics: unlocking bioproduct diversity in algae cell factories

Review

Abstract

Rapid advances in “omic” technologies are helping to unlock the full potential of microalgae as multi-use feedstocks, with utility in an array of industrial biotechnology, biofuel, and biomedical applications. In turn, algae are emerging as highly attractive candidates for development as microbial cell factories. In this review, we examine the wide array of potential algal bioproducts, with a focus upon the role of omic technologies in driving bioproduct discovery and optimization in microalgal systems.

Keywords

Algae  Cell factory Omics Biofuels Biotechnology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Bioenergy CenterNational Renewable Energy LaboratoryGoldenUSA

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