Creation of heat and acid tolerant algae toward high biomass production

Research Project Outline

Red algae are one of the major groups of eukaryotic algae in aquatic biomass. We have determined the complete genomic sequence of the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae which represents major biomass in acidic hot spring. In addition, we have developed procedures for genetic modification of this alga. In this project, we will chracaterize mechanisms of carbon fixation and carbohydrate production in extreme conditions to create heat and acid tolerant algae for high biomass production by genetical modification.

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Associate Professor, Research Organization of Information and Systems, National Institute of Genetics
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Creation of Basic Technology for Improved Bioenergy Production through Functional Analysis and Regulation of Algae and Other Aquatic Microorganisms
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