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.

Document Type


Publication Date


Notes/Citation Information

Published in Genome Announcements, v. 5, issue 16, e00215-17, p. 1-2.

Copyright © 2017 Browne et al.

This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)


Funding Information

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.

Related Content

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.