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Biofuels Applications[edit]

Banerjee A, Sharma R, Chisti Y, Banerjee UC. 2002. Botryococcus braunii: a renewable source of hydrocarbons and other chemicals. Crit. Rev. Biotechnol. 22:245–279.

Hillen LW, Pollard G, Wake L V, White N. 1982. Hydrocracking of the oils of Botryococcus braunii to transport fuels. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 24:193–205.

Knights B, Brown A, Conway E, Middleditch B. 1970. Hydrocarbons from the green form of the freshwater alga Botryococcus braunii. Phytochemistry 285.

Culturing Botryococcus[edit]

Khatri W, Hendrix R, Niehaus T, Chappell J, Curtis WR. 2013. Hydrocarbon Production in High Density Botryococcus braunii Race B Continuous Culture, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, 111 (3), 493-50, 3doi:10.1002/bit.25126

Casadevall E, Dif D, Largeau C, Gudin C, Chaumont D, Desanti O. 1985. Studies on batch and continuous cultures of Botryococcus braunii: hydrocarbon production in relation to physiological state, cell ultrastructure, and phosphate nutrition. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 27:286–95.

Kojima E, Zhang K. 1999. Growth and hydrocarbon production of microalga Botryococcus braunii in bubble column photobioreactors. J. Biosci. Bioeng. 87:811–5.

Dayananda C, Sarada R, Usharani M, Shamala T, Ravishankar G. 2007. Autotrophic cultivation of Botryococcus braunii for the production of hydrocarbons and exopolysaccharides in various media. Biomass and Bioenergy 31:87–93.

Dayananda C, Sarada R, Bhattacharya S, Ravishankar G a. 2005. Effect of media and culture conditions on growth and hydrocarbon production by Botryococcus braunii. Process Biochem. 40:3125–3131.

Brown AC, Knights BA, Conway E. 1969. Hydrocarbon content and its relationship to physiological state in the green alga Botryococcus braunii. Phytochemistry 8:543–547.

Lee SJ, Kim S, Kim J, Kwon G, Yoon B, Oh H. 1998. Effects of harvesting method and growth stage on the flocculation of the green alga Botryococcus braunii. Lett. Appl. Microbiol. 27:14–18.

Rao AR, Dayananda C, Sarada R, Shamala TR, Ravishankar GA. 2007. Effect of salinity on growth of green alga Botryococcus braunii and its constituents. Bioresour. Technol. 98:560–4.

Wake L V, Science D, Organization T. Study of a “ Bloom ” of the Oil-Rich Alga Botryococcus braunii in the Darwin River Reservoir XXII:1637–1656.



Dennis W, Kolattukudy PE, Ohio T, Uniuersity S. 1991. Alkane Biosynthesis by Decarbonylation Catalyzed by a Microsomal Preparation from Botryococcus braunii of Aldehyde C.

Maxwell J, Douglas A, Eglinton G, McCormick A. 1968. The Botryococcenes—hydrocarbons of novel structure from the alga Botryococcus braunii, Kützing. Phytochemistry 7.


Metzger P, Berkaloff C, Casadevall E, Coute A. 1985a. Alkadiene-and botryococcene-producing races of wild strains of Botryococcus braunii. Phytochemistry 24:2305–2312.

Metzger P, Casadevall E. 1987. Lycopadiene, a tetraterpenoid hydrocarbon from new strains of the green alga Botryococcus braunii. Tetrahedron Lett.3931–3934.

Metzger P, Casadevall E, Pouet M, Pouet Y. 1985b. Structures of some botryococcenes: branched hydrocarbons from the b-race of the green alga Botryococcus braunii. Phytochemistry 24:2995–3002.

Metzger P, David M, Casadevall E. 1986a. Biosynthesis of triterpenoid hydrocarbons in the B-race of the green alga Botryococcus braunii. Sites of production and nature of the methylating agent. Phytochemistry 26.

Metzger P, Templier J, Largeau C, Casadevall E. 1986b. An n-alkatriene and some n-alkadienes from the A race of the green alga Botryococcus braunii. Phytochemistry 25:1869–1872.

Templier J, Largeau C, Casadevall E. 1984. Mechanism of non-isoprenoid hydrocarbon biosynthesis in Botryococcus braunii. Phytochemistry 23:1017–1028.

Wang X, Kolattukudy PE. 1995. Solubilization and purification of aldehyde-generating fatty acyl-CoA reductase from green alga Botryococcus braunii. FEBS Lett. 370:15–18.

Wolf FR, Nonomura AM, Bassham JA. 1985. Growth and Branched Hydrocarbon Production in a Strain of Botryococcus braunii (chlorophyta).

Largeau C, Casadevall E, Berkaloff C. 1980b. The biosynthesis of long-chain hydrocarbons in the green algae Botryococcus braunii. Phytochemistry 19:1081–1085.

Largeau C, Casadevall E, Berkaloff C, Index-botryococcus KW. 1980a. Sites of accumulation and composition of hydrocarbons in Botryococcus braunii. Phytochemistry 19:1043–1051.

Resistant Polymers[edit]

Berkaloff C, Casadevall E, Largeau C. 1983. The resistant polymer of the walls of the hydrocarbon-rich alga Botryococcus braunii. Phytochemistry 22.

Derenne S, Largeau C, Casadevall E, Berkaloff C. 1989. Occurrence of a resistant biopolymer in the L race of Botryococcus braunii. Phytochemistry 28.

Kadouri A, Derenne S, Largeau C. 1988. Resistant biopolymer in the outer walls of Botryococcus braunii, B race. Phytochemistry 27:551–557.

Ancient Kerogen Formation[edit]

Derenne S, Metzger P, Largeau C. 1992. Similar morphological and chemical variations of Gloeocapsomorpha prisca in Ordovician sediments and cultured Botryococcus braunii as a response. Org. … 19:299–313.

Largeau C, Casadevall E, Kadouri A, Metzger P. 1984. Formation of Botryococcus-derived kerogens—Comparative study of immature torbanites and of the extent alga Botryococcus braunii. Org. Geochem. 6:327–332.

Largeau C, Derenne S, Casadevall E. 1986. Pyrolysis of immature Torbanite and of the resistant biopolymer (PRB A) isolated from extant alga Botryococcus braunii. Mechanism of formation and structure of Torbanite. Org. Geochem. I:1023–1032.