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Home • Nannochloropsis oceanica CCMP1779 v1.0
Please note that this organism is for archival use only. Please see the current Nannochloropsis oceanica CCMP1779 v2.0 site for the latest data and information.
Nannochloropsis oceanica
Photo by Christopher Gee

Nannochloropsis oceanica is an emerging model organism for photosynthetic Stramenopiles (heterokonts) and one of several species of the eustigmatophyte genus Nannochloropsis. These unicellular microalgae are widely considered to be promising potential feedstocks for the production of biofuels, nutraceuticals, and other bioproducts due to their high productivity and oil content. N. oceanica has a relatively small genome of ~30 Mb and a rapidly developing molecular toolkit, including transformation, targeted gene replacement by homologous recombination, CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing, and parts for synthetic biology. A team of MSU researchers and external collaborators coordinated by the laboratory of Christoph Benning has released a draft genome sequence of the N. oceanica strain CCMP1779

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