MicroalgaeOrigin of Earth’s life, The first producer of omega-3
Though they are small and unassuming, microalgae have long been the backbone of our land and aquatic ecosystems. These single-celled organisms are one of our planet’s largest oxygen producers and the basis of the food pyramid for multiple species on earth. In the last 5-10 years, the molecular biology community has started to take notice of the potential of microalgae as a groundbreaking biotechnological platform in the development of a wide array of sustainable and high-value products.
Development of Microalgae Production Technology
Self-shading inhibits photosynthesis and limits biomass concentration for higher productivity
Light energy is not required, and high biomass concentration can be achieved BUT the number of microalgal strains and products are limited
Photoreceptors in microalgae can catalyze downstream signal transduction processes to DNA level that in-turn affect protein synthesis, cellular activities, and production of desired end products.