Exxon and SGI report doubling algal lipid productivity

ExxonMobil and Synthetic Genomics Inc. have announced that, in joint research into advanced biofuels, they have modified an algal strain to more than double its oil content without significantly inhibiting its growth. Using advanced cell engineering technologies at Synthetic Genomics… [Read the full story]

VBI Assembles Draft Genome of Nannochloropsis Gaditana

Researchers at Virginia Bioinformatics Institute (VBI) at Virginia Tech, in Blacksburg, VA, have assembled the draft genome of a marine algae sequence to aid scientists in a project that aims to discover the best…