Genome Sequence of the Oleaginous Green Alga, Chlorella vulgaris UTEX 395

Michael Guarnieri, Eric Knoshaug, Jennifer Levering, Jeffrey Boore, Michael Betenbaugh, Karsten Zengler, Calvin Henard

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Microalgae have garnered extensive interest as renewable fuel feedstocks due to their high production potential relative to terrestrial crops, and unique cultivation capacity on non-arable lands (Wijffels and Barbosa, 2010; Davis et al., 2011). The oleaginous chlorophyte Chlorella vulgaris represents a promising model microalgal system and production host, due to its ability to synthesize and accumulate large quantities of fuel intermediates in the form of storage lipids (Guarnieri et al., 2011, 2012; Gerken et al., 2013; Griffiths et al., 2014; Zuniga et al., 2016). Recent omic analyses have identified transcriptional, post-transcriptional and -translational mechanisms governing lipid accumulation in this alga (Guarnieri et al., 2011, 2013), including active protein nitrosylation (Henard et al., 2017). Here we report the draft nuclear genome and annotation of C. vulgaris UTEX 395.
Original languageAmerican English
Article number37
Number of pages2
JournalFrontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology
Issue numberAPR
StatePublished - 5 Apr 2018

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-5100-71444


  • Biofuels
  • Chlorella vulgaris
  • Genome
  • Lipids
  • Microalgae


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