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This '''wiki and culture exchange''' are maintained by '''[//www.curtislab.org/ Curtislab]''' at Penn State University, for the benefit of other researchers investigating the phylogeny, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, and biofuels potential of this organism.
  
 
[http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botryococcus_braunii Botryococcus braunii] (Bb) is a green, pyramid shaped planktonic microalga that is of potentially great importance in the field of biotechnology. Colonies held together by a lipid biofilm matrix can be found in temperate or tropical oligotrophic lakes and estuaries, and will bloom when in the presence of elevated levels of dissolved inorganic phosphorus. The species is notable for its ability to produce high amounts of hydrocarbons, especially oils in the form of Triterpenes, that are typically around 30-40 percent of their dry weight. Compared to other green algae species it has a relatively thick cell wall that is accumulated from previous cellular divisions, making extraction of cytoplasmic components rather difficult. Fortunately, much of the useful hydrocarbon oil is outside of the cell.
 
[http://www.wikipedia.org/wiki/Botryococcus_braunii Botryococcus braunii] (Bb) is a green, pyramid shaped planktonic microalga that is of potentially great importance in the field of biotechnology. Colonies held together by a lipid biofilm matrix can be found in temperate or tropical oligotrophic lakes and estuaries, and will bloom when in the presence of elevated levels of dissolved inorganic phosphorus. The species is notable for its ability to produce high amounts of hydrocarbons, especially oils in the form of Triterpenes, that are typically around 30-40 percent of their dry weight. Compared to other green algae species it has a relatively thick cell wall that is accumulated from previous cellular divisions, making extraction of cytoplasmic components rather difficult. Fortunately, much of the useful hydrocarbon oil is outside of the cell.
  
This wiki and cultural exchange are maintained by [//www.curtislab.org/ CurtisLab] at Penn State University, for the benefit of other researchers investigating the phylogeny, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, and biofuels potential of this organism.
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Check out [http://www.algaebase.org/search/species/detail/?species_id=Lda2893c14a107bf0 B. braunii's entry on algaeBASE].
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Latest revision as of 16:23, 4 November 2018

micrograph of B. braunii

This wiki and culture exchange are maintained by Curtislab at Penn State University, for the benefit of other researchers investigating the phylogeny, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, and biofuels potential of this organism.

Botryococcus braunii (Bb) is a green, pyramid shaped planktonic microalga that is of potentially great importance in the field of biotechnology. Colonies held together by a lipid biofilm matrix can be found in temperate or tropical oligotrophic lakes and estuaries, and will bloom when in the presence of elevated levels of dissolved inorganic phosphorus. The species is notable for its ability to produce high amounts of hydrocarbons, especially oils in the form of Triterpenes, that are typically around 30-40 percent of their dry weight. Compared to other green algae species it has a relatively thick cell wall that is accumulated from previous cellular divisions, making extraction of cytoplasmic components rather difficult. Fortunately, much of the useful hydrocarbon oil is outside of the cell.

Check out B. braunii's entry on algaeBASE.

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Botryococcus Science
Botryococcus Phylogeny
Botryococcus Physiology
Botryococcus Genetics
Botryococcus Biochemistry
Growing Botryococcus
Botryococcus Community
Publications
Research Groups
Multimedia
Contributors
Botryococcus Resources
Strains
more stuff
Botryococcus Productivity
Botryococcus Growth Analysis
Productivity Analysis
Optimization
Hydrocarbon Production/Extraction
Bioreactors