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Botryococcus braunii
Botryococcus braunii
Botryococcus braunii

Wikipedia description

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% 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.

Scientific classification

Clade: Green Algae
Order: Trebouxiales
Family: Botryococcaceae
Species: Botryococcus braunii


Sample nameSample codeTissueRNA extractorSample providerBLASTSRA dataAssembly data
ETGN-Botryococcus_brauniiETGNcells grown on 3N-BBM-V mediaN. ClarkeN. Clarke