Gene Delivery Technologies with Applications in Microalgal Genetic Engineering

Sergio Gutiérrez, Kyle J. Lauersen

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Microalgae and cyanobacteria are photosynthetic microbes that can be grown with the simple inputs of water, carbon dioxide, (sun)light, and trace elements. Their engineering holds the promise of tailored bio-molecule production using sustainable, environmentally friendly waste carbon inputs. Although algal engineering examples are beginning to show maturity, severe limitations remain in the transformation of multigene expression cassettes into model species and DNA delivery into non-model hosts. This review highlights common and emerging DNA delivery methods used for other organisms that may find future applications in algal engineering.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)265
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 26 2021

Bibliographical note

KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2021-03-29
Acknowledgements: The authors would like to acknowledge King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) for financial support.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)


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