Red algae found in volcanoes successfully gene sequenced

May 13, 2013 |

In Oklahoma, researchers at Oklahoma State University recently completed gene sequencing Galdieria sulphuraria, a type of red algae that grows inside active volcanoes and in hot spring sulfur deposits in Iceland. The team discovered that the enzymes that make the algae able to survive in such conditions were “stolen” from bacteria enzymes. Biofuels researchers may now be able to access the tough properties in this algae.
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