Explore the molecular diversity of glycolipids in oleaginous microalgae​​​​Researchers at the Cell & Plant Physiology Laboratory are studying diatoms glycerolipids, some of which are called oleaginous and of interest since they should allow industrial developments (biofuels). By screening small molecules, they demonstrated that the metabolic pathways leading to these glycerolipids could be oriented to favor the accumulation of oil they and deposit a patent.​​​​​

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[Patent] Conte M, Dolch LJ, Mei C, Barette C, Petroutsos D, Finazzi G, Falconet D, Jouhet J, Rébeillé F, Cintrat JC, Maréchal E.
Inhibitors of sterol metabolism for their use in accumulating triglycerides in microalga, and methods thereof.