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Micrograph of Chlorella sorokiniana UTEX 1230
Micrograph of Chlorella sorokiniana UTEX 1230. Photo from UTEX Culture Collection. [CC BY-NC-ND 4.0]

The Chlorella sorokiniana strain UTEX 1230 genome sequence and gene models have not been determined by the JGI, but were downloaded from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) Greenhouse portal on October 31, 2019. Please note that this copy of the genome is not maintained by LANL and is therefore not automatically updated. In order to allow comparative analyses with other algal genomes sequenced by the JGI, a copy of this genome is incorporated into PhycoCosm. The JGI Annotation Pipeline was used to add functional annotation to this genome.

Chlorella sorokiniana strain UTEX 1230 belongs to the class of the Trebouxiophyceae within the phylum of the green algae. It had been isolated from fresh water and was originally of interest due to its high temperature tolerance. Over the decades, this strain was studied and characterized broadly in regards to its physiology. As a strain that grows fast and can accumulating neutral lipids, it was under consideration for biofuels production. It can grow with acetate or with glucose as carbon sources. Noteworthy is that heterotrophic growth with glucose induces chlorosis with concomitant major neutral lipid accumulation (Rosenberg et al., 2014). Note that the strain can be obtained from the UTEX culture collection.


Rosenberg JN, Kobayashi N, Barnes A, Noel EA, Betenbaugh MJ, Oyler GA. (2014) Comparative analyses of three Chlorella species in response to light and sugar reveal distinctive lipid accumulation patterns in the microalga C. sorokiniana. PLoS ONE, 2014:9(4),e92460.

Genome Reference(s)

Please cite the following publication(s) if you use the data from this genome in your research:

Hovde BT, Hanschen ER, Steadman Tyler CR, Lo C, Kunde Y, Davenport K, Daligault H, (...), Starkenburg SR. Genomic characterization reveals significant divergence within Chlorella sorokiniana (Chlorellales, Trebouxiophyceae). Algal Research, 2018;35:449-461. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.algal.2018.09.012