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Increased biomass productivity in green algae by tuning non-photochemical quenching  (2016)

Autori:
Berteotti, Silvia; Ballottari, Matteo; Bassi, Roberto
Titolo:
Increased biomass productivity in green algae by tuning non-photochemical quenching
Anno:
2016
Tipologia prodotto:
Articolo in Rivista
Tipologia ANVUR:
Articolo su rivista
Lingua:
Inglese
Formato:
Elettronico
Referee:
Nome rivista:
SCIENTIFIC REPORTS
ISSN Rivista:
2045-2322
N° Volume:
6
Intervallo pagine:
1-11
Parole chiave:
CHLAMYDOMONAS-REINHARDTII; HIGH-LIGHT; MICROALGAE; ACCLIMATION; COMPLEX; STRESS; PHOTOSYNTHESIS; ENERGY; PHOTOBIOREACTOR; PHOTOPROTECTION
Breve descrizione dei contenuti:
Photosynthetic microalgae have a high potential for the production of biofuels and highly valued metabolites. However, their current industrial exploitation is limited by a productivity in photobioreactors that is low compared to potential productivity. The high cell density and pigment content of the surface layers of photosynthetic microalgae result in absorption of excess photons and energy dissipation through non-photochemical quenching (NPQ). NPQ prevents photoinhibition, but its activation reduces the efficiency of photosynthetic energy conversion. In Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, NPQ is catalyzed by protein subunits encoded by three lhcsr (light harvesting complex stress related) genes. Here, we show that heat dissipation and biomass productivity depends on LHCSR protein accumulation. Indeed, algal strains lacking two lhcsr genes can grow in a wide range of light growth conditions without suffering from photoinhibition and are more productive than wild-type. Thus, the down-regulation of NPQ appears to be a suitable strategy for improving light use efficiency for biomass and biofuel production in microalgae.
Id prodotto:
94853
Handle IRIS:
11562/954289
ultima modifica:
12 novembre 2021
Allegati:
1
Citazione bibliografica:
Berteotti, Silvia; Ballottari, Matteo; Bassi, Roberto, Increased biomass productivity in green algae by tuning non-photochemical quenching «SCIENTIFIC REPORTS» , vol. 62016pp. 1-11

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