Los Alamos's magnetic algae project so far successful

October 21, 2011 |

In New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory researched have genetically engineered “magnetic” algae to investigate alternative, more efficient harvesting and lipid extraction methods for biofuels.  Researchers took a gene that is known to form magnetic nanoparticles in magnetotactic bacteria and expressed it in green algae, where a permanent magnet can be used to separate the transformed algae from a solution.

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