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How have the relative of green algae "Prototheca" turned white?
- Evolution process uncovered by genome analysis -

Researcher group including Drs. Rikiya Endoh and Moriya Ohkuma of the Microbe Division (JCM) of RIKEN BRC published their paper on Scientific Reports.

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The yeast-like algae Prototheca cutis JCM 15793 and Prototheca stagnora JCM 9641 featured in this paper are maintained and distributed by RIKEN BRC-JCM. Genomic DNA of the two strains are also available from RIKEN BRC-DNA Bank.