Overexpression of Rubisco activase in N. oceanica IMET1

Overview
MutinfoOverexpression of Rubisco activase in N. oceanica IMET1
OrganismNannochloropsis oceanica (N. oceanica IMET1)
MethodOverexpression
Promoterβ-tub, HSP70
SelectionZeocin
PhenotypesIn the mutants, under air-level CO2, growth rate was enhanced by ~ 32%, biomass accumulation by ~ 46% and lipid productivity by ~ 41%, which were also accompanied by ~ 28% elevation in photosynthesis.
PublicationsWei, L., Wang, Q., Xin, Y., Lu, Y. and Xu, J. (2017) Enhancing photosynthetic biomass productivity of industrial oleaginous microalgae by overexpression of RuBisCO activase. Algal Research, 27, 366-375. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2017.07.023