Algal Photosynthesis Regulation and Metabolism

Photosynthetic and metabolic regulation during trophic changes

Melissa Roth, Daniel Westcott, Masakazu Iwai, Krishna Niyogi, and co-authors describe a readily controllable photosynthetic switch during metabolic change in response to carbon availability in the unicellular green algaChromochloris zofingiensis. Understanding regulation of photosynthesis and metabolism at the base of the green lineage can be utilized to improve algal-based biofuels and bioproducts.