We recently released ~17,000 additional mutants. Together with mutants released before, the total number of mutants available is now ~37,000, covering 73% of the Chlamydomonas genome! A manuscript describing the pilot collection is here(link is external). Most of the mutants available (specifically, mutants labeled LMJ.RY0402.******) are from a second generation library, not described in this … Continued

Cilia 2016, 4 – 7 October 2016 Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Postdoctoral position: Systems and synthetic biology of photosynthetic organisms

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CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS: Algae Production Methods and Technologies Wastewater Remediation, Water Reuse CO2 Sequestration Using Algae

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High Efficiency Mating of CLiP Library Strains

We have recently found that when mutants in the CMJ030 (mt-) background are crossed to standard lab strain 21 gr (mt+), the “Sager strain”, high efficiency mating and zygote germination is obtained. Because 21 gr has a cell wall (CW15+) and it is wild-type for nitrate reductase (NIT+), it should be possible in a single … Continued

20,000 Chlamy Library Mutants Available!

Dear Colleagues, Thank you for your support of the Chlamy Mutant Library project! We are pleased to announce that many more mutants are now available at the Chlamydomonas Resource Center. There are now over 20,000 mutants total, covering 10,301 genes (58% of the genome)! Strains can be searched and ordered through this website: https://www.chlamylibrary.org/ A manuscript describing … Continued