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Increasing algal photosynthetic productivity by integrating ecophysiology with systems biology

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Title
Increasing algal photosynthetic productivity by integrating ecophysiology with systems biology
Abstract

•Ecophysiology and systems biology can be unified to improve photosynthesis.•Increased photosynthetic efficiency will increase biofuel yields and sustainability.

Oxygenic photosynthesis is the process by which plants, algae, and cyanobacteria convert sunlight and CO2 into chemical energy and biomass. Previously published estimates suggest that algal photosynthesis is, at best, able to convert approximately 5–7% of incident light energy to biomass and there is opportunity for improvement. Recent analyses of in situ photophysiology in mass cultures of algae and cyanobacteria show that cultivation methods can have detrimental effects on a cell's photophysiology – reinforcing the need to understand the complex responses of cell biology to a highly variable environment. A systems-based approach to understanding the stresses and efficiencies associated with light-energy harvesting, CO2 fixation, and carbon partitioning will be necessary to make major headway toward improving photosynthetic yields.

Keywords
biofuels; photosynthesis; algae; cyanobacteria; systems biology
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Publisher
Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: - Volume 32, Issue 11, November 2014, Pages 551–555
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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