The group around Jian XU, group leader for single-cell oil, has mined the genome of Nanochloropsis oceanica, a marine microalgae, and elucidated 34 transcription factors, 30 transcription factor binding sites and 950 target genes in this organism. 11 transcription factors are associated with oil production and provide clues for transcription factor engineering.

CAS news release, June 27, 2014