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Draft nuclear genome sequence of the halophilic and beta-carotene-accumulating green alga Dunaliella salina strain CCAP19/18.

Authors: Polle, Juergen E W and Barry, Kerrie and Cushman, John and Schmutz, Jeremy and Tran, Duc and Hathwaik, Leyla T and Yim, Won C and Jenkins, Jerry and McKie-Krisberg, Zaid and Prochnik, Simon and Lindquist, Erika and Dockter, Rhyan B and Adam, Catherine and Molina, Henrik and Bunkenborg, Jakob and Jin, EonSeon and Buchheim, Mark and Magnuson, Jon

The halotolerant alga Dunaliella salina is a model for stress tolerance and is used commercially for production of beta-carotene (=pro-vitamin A). The presented draft genome of the genuine strain CCAP19/18 will allow investigations into metabolic processes involved in regulation of stress responses, including carotenogenesis and adaptations to life in high-salinity environments. Copyright © 2017 Polle et al.

Journal: Genome announcements
DOI: 10.1128/genomeA.01105-17
Year: 2017

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