Establishment and characterization of a bioenergy-focused microalgal culture collection using high-throughput methodologies, The
A promising renewable energy scenario involves utilizing microalgae as biological solar cells to capture the energy in sunlight and then harvesting the biomass for renewable energy production. Through photosynthesis photons are captured by light-sensitive pigment molecules and used to create a cellular chemical energy gradient. Microalgae ultimately use this energy gradient to drive their metabolism by reducing inorganic carbon into renewable, energy-rich organic hydrocarbon stores such as triacylglycerols (TAGs). These valuable molecules act as a cellular energy reserve, readily drawn from when ...
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