Botryococcus braunii has long been known as a prodigious producer of liquid hydrocarbon oils that can be converted into combustion engine fuels. This draft genome for the B race of B. braunii will allow researchers to unravel important hydrocarbon biosynthetic pathways and identify possible regulatory networks controlling this unusual metabolism.
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We thank David Kudrna, Univeristy of Arizona, for high-molecular-weight DNA extraction used for PacBio sequencing. This work was supported by the JGI 2010 Community Sequencing Program, grant no. CSP2010-784140 to A.T.K., T.P.D., J.C., O.K., and D.T.F., and by NSF grant CHE-1412648 to A.T.K. The work conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under contract no. DE-AC02-05CH11231.
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