Botryococcus braunii has long been known as a prodigious producer of liquid hydrocarbon oils that can be converted into combustion engine fuels. This draft genome for the B race of B. braunii will allow researchers to unravel important hydrocarbon biosynthetic pathways and identify possible regulatory networks controlling this unusual metabolism.
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This work was supported by the JGI 2010 Community Sequencing Program, grant no. CSP2010-784140 to A.T.K., T.P.D., J.C., O.K., and D.T.F., and by NSF grant CHE-1412648 to A.T.K. The work conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under contract no. DE-AC02-05CH11231.
This whole-genome shotgun project has been deposited at DDBJ/ENA/GenBank under the accession number MVGU00000000. The version described in this paper is the first version, MVGU01000000.
Browne, Daniel R.; Jenkins, Jerry; Schmutz, Jeremy; Shu, Shengqiang; Barry, Kerrie; Grimwood, Jane; Chiniquy, Jennifer; Sharma, Aditi; Niehaus, Thomas Daniel; Weiss, Taylor L.; Koppisch, Andrew T.; Fox, David T.; Dhungana, Suraj; Okada, Shigeru; Chappell, Joe; and Devarenne, Timothy P., "Draft Nuclear Genome Sequence of the Liquid Hydrocarbon–Accumulating Green Microalga Botryococcus braunii Race B (Showa)" (2017). Plant and Soil Sciences Faculty Publications. 87.