Draft Nuclear Genome Sequence of the Liquid Hydrocarbon–Accumulating Green Microalga Botryococcus braunii Race B (Showa) Academic Article uri icon


  • 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.

altmetric score

  • 38

author list (cited authors)

  • Browne, D. R., Jenkins, J., Schmutz, J., Shu, S., Barry, K., Grimwood, J., ... Devarenne, T. P.

citation count

  • 15

publication date

  • April 2017