Sci Rep 2021 Jul 19;11(1):14190. Epub 2021 Jul 19.
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Biosynthesis of hydrocarbons is a promising approach for the production of alternative sources of energy because of the emerging need to reduce global consumption of fossil fuels. However, the suitability of biogenic hydrocarbons as fuels is limited because their range of the number of carbon atoms is small, and/or they contain unsaturated carbon bonds. Here, we report that a marine phytoplankton, Dicrateria rotunda, collected from the western Arctic Ocean, can synthesize a series of saturated hydrocarbons (n-alkanes) from CH to CH, which are categorized as petrol (C-C), diesel oils (C-C), and fuel oils (C-C). Read More