GENetic diversity exploitation for Innovative Macro-ALGal biorefinery

Publications

Extensive variations in diurnal growth patterns and metabolism amongst Ulva spp strains

Highlights:
• Ulva spp. possess unique diurnal growth pattern and primary metabolism, with higher growth rates during the night than during the light period;
• Large variability in growth and metabolism among morphologically similar Ulva spp. strains;
• Strain selection justified to increase biomass, metabolite yields and nutrient removal in aquaculture industry.

Access type: Open Access

Plant Physiology link: http://www.plantphysiol.org/content/early/2019/02/12/pp.18.01513

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.18.01513 

Authors: Antoine Fort (1), Morgane Lebrault (1), Margot Allaire (1), Alberto A. Esteves-Ferreira (1), Marcus McHale (1), Francesca Lopez (2), Jose M. Fariñas-Franco (1), Saleh Alseekh (3,4), Alisdair R. Fernie (3) and Ronan Sulpice (1)

(1) National University of Ireland – Galway, Plant Systems Biology Lab, Ryan Institute, Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre, School of Natural Sciences, Galway, H91 TK33, Ireland.

(2) National University of Ireland – Galway, Genetics and Biotechnology lab, Ryan Institute, Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre, School of Natural Sciences, Galway, H91 TK33, Ireland.

(3) Max Planck Institute of Molecular Plant Physiology Am Mühlenberg, 14476 Potsdam-Golm,Germany

(4) Center of Plant System Biology and Biotechnology, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Keywords: Seaweed, growth, metabolism, strain selection, biomass, aquaculture
Publication date: February 2019

Lipidomic signature of the green macroalgae Ulva rigida farmed in a sustainable integrated multi-trophic aquaculture

Highlights:
• Investigates the lipid profile of Ulva rigida produced in a land-based integrated multi-trophic aquaculture (IMTA) system using liquid chromatography coupled to high-resolution mass spectrometry for molecular lipid species identification;
• The lipidome of U. rigida revealed the presence of distinct beneficial n-3 fatty acids for human health, namely alpha-linoleic acid (ALA) and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA);
• Contributes to the valorization and quality validation of sustainably farmed U. rigida.

Access type: Restricted, access by payment

Springer link: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10811-018-1644-6

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2018.04.015

Authors: Diana Lopes (1, 2, 3), Ana S. P. Moreira (1, 3), Felisa Rey (1, 2, 3), Elisabete da Costa (1, 2, 3), Tânia Melo (1), Elisabete Maciel (1, 2, 3), Andreia Rego (4), Maria H. Abreu (4), Pedro Domingues (1), Ricardo Calado (2), Ana I. Lillebø (2) and M. Rosário Domingues (1, 3).

(1) Centro de Espectrometria de Massa, Departamento de Química & QOPNA, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

(2) Departamento de Biologia & CESAM & ECOMARE, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

(3) Departamento de Química & CESAM & ECOMARE, Universidade de Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, Aveiro, Portugal

(4) ALGAplus – Produção e comercialização de algas e seus derivados, Lda, Ílhavo, Portugal

Keywords: Chlorophyta, Edible, Lipidome, Mass spectrometry, Seaweed, Ulva rigida
Publication date: October 2018

Magnetic beads, a particularly effective novel method for extraction of NGS-ready DNA from macroalgae

Highlights:
• Magnetic bead extraction is an efficient method to obtain DNA from macroalgae;
• It yields better DNA quality and quantity versus with column-based kits and CTAB;
• Generation of RAD-Seq data from 12 Ulva samples;
• RAD-Seq data on Ulva species allows for high discriminatory power versus barcoding.

Access type: Open Access

Zenodo link: https://zenodo.org/record/1404308#.W45GJnPRY0M

Science direct link: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211926418300869

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2018.04.015

Authors: Antoine Fort (1), Michael D. Guiry (2), Ronan Sulpice (1)

(1) National University of Ireland – Galway, Plant Systems Biology Lab, Ryan Institute, Plant and AgriBiosciences Research Centre, School of Natural Sciences

(2) AlgaeBase, Ryan Institute, National University of Ireland

Keywords: Next generation sequencing DNA extraction Seaweeds
Publication date: April 2018

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