Adaptive laboratory evolution, artificial selection and applications of the microalgae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

Wladimir Fae Neto

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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Abstract

I used Adaptive Laboratory Evolution (ALE) and other concepts of evolutionary biology to enhance Chlamydomonas reinhardtii strains to have higher growth rates, increased biomass production and more efficient cells. ALE can be an effective tool for improving the yield of biomass and high pigment production in microalgae with the added advantage of not being subject to tight regulations that apply to other technologies, and perhaps better long-term stability. In this thesis, Adaptative LaboratoryEvolution (ALE) was used to tackle two main issues in microalgae cultivation: light efficiency utilization and nitrogen use efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Kennington, Jason, Supervisor
  • Tomkins, Joseph, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date30 Jan 2023
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2023

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