Publications

Lee, Y.-Y., Park, R., Miller, S. M. & Li, Y (2022) Genetic compensation of triacylglycerol biosynthesis in the green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. The Plant Journal, doi:https://doi.org/10.1111/tpj.15874.

Yang, J. et al. (2022) PDAT regulates PE as transient carbon sink alternative to triacylglycerol in Nannochloropsis. Plant physiology. 189, 1345-1362, doi:10.1093/plphys/kiac160.

Cheng P, Li Y, Wang C, Guo J, Zhou C, Zhang R, Ma Y, Ma X, Wang L, Cheng Y, Yan X, Ruan R (2022) Integrated marine microalgae biorefineries for improved bioactive compounds: A review. Science of The Total Environment 817:152895.

Lin H, Li Y, Hill RT (2022) Microalgal and bacterial auxin biosynthesis: implications for algal biotechnology. Curr Opin Biotechnol 73:300-307.

Zhang Y, Ye Y, Ding W, Mao X, Li Y, Gerken H and Liu J (2020) Astaxanthin Is Ketolated from Zeaxanthin Independent of Fatty Acid Synthesis in Chromochloris zofingiensisPlant physiology, 183, 883-897

Gong, Y., Kang, N., Kim, Y., Wang, Z., Wei, L., Xin, Y., Shen, C., Wang, Q., You, W., Lim, J., Jeong, S., Park, Y., Oh, H., Pan, K., Poliner, E., Yang, G., Li-Beisson, Y., Li, Y., Hu, Q., Poetsch, A., Farre, E., Chang, Y., Jeong, W., Jeong, B., & Xu, J. (2020) The NanDeSyn Database for Nannochloropsis systems and synthetic biology. Plant Journal 104, 1736-1745

Wang Z, Lee Y, Scherr D, Senger R, Li Y, He Z (2020) Mitigating nutrient accumulation with microalgal growth towards enhanced nutrient removal and biomass production in an osmotic photobioreactor.  Water Research, 182, 116038

Singh, S.K., Major, S.R., Cai, H., Chen, F., Hill, R.T. and Li, Y. (2018) Draft Genome Sequences of Cloacibacterium normanense IMET F, a Microalgal Growth-Promoting Bacterium, and Aeromonas jandaei IMET J, a Microalgal Growth-Inhibiting Bacterium. Genome Announcements, 6:e00503-18.

1Xin, Y., 1Lu, Y., 1*Lee, Y.-Y., Wei, L., Jia, J., Wang, Q., Wang, D., Bai, F., Hu, H., Hu, Q., 2*Liu, J., 2Li, Y. and 2Xu, J. (2017) Producing designer oils in industrial microalgae by rational modulation of co-evolving type-2 diacylglycerol acyltransferases. Molecular Plant, 10, 1523-1539. (1co-first authors; 2co-corresponding authors)

Wei HH, Shi Y, Ma XN, Pan Y, Hu HH, Li YT, Luo M, Gerken H, Liu J (2017) A type I diacylglycerol acyltransferase modulates triacylglycerol biosynthesis and fatty acid composition in the oleaginous microalga Nannochloropsis oceanica. Biotechnology for Biofuels, 10: 174

Wang Y, Lee Y-Y, Santaus TM, Newcomb CE, Liu J, Geddes CD, Zhang C, Hu Q, Li Y (2017) In situ enzymatic conversion of Nannochloropsis oceanica IMET1 biomass into fatty acid methyl esters. BioEnergy Research. 10:438-448

Liu J, Lee YY, Mao X, and Li YT (2017) A simple and reproducible non-radiolabeled in vitro assay for recombinant acyltransferases involved in triacylglycerol biosynthesis. J. Appl. Phycol. 29:323-333

Lenka, S.K., Carbonaro, N., Park, R., Miller, S.K., Thorpe, I. and Li, Y.T.(2016) Current advances in molecular, biochemical, and computational modeling analysis of microalgal triacylglycerol biosynthesis. Biotechnology Advance. 34: 1046-1063..

Liu J, Han D, Yoon K, Hu Q, Li YT (2016) Characterization of type 2 diacylglycerol acyltransferases in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii reveals their distinct substrate specificities and functions in triacylglycerol biosynthesis. Plant Journal 86: 3-19. (Cover and featured article)

Jia J, Han DX, Gerken H, Li YT, Sommerfeld M, Hu Q, Xu J (2015) Molecular mechanisms for photosynthetic carbon partitioning into storage neutral lipids in Nannochloropsis oceanica under nitrogen-depletion conditions. Algal Research 7: 66-77.

Wang Y, Liu J, Gerken H, Zhang CW, Hu Q, Li YT (2014) Highly-efficient enzymatic conversion of crude algal oils into biodiesel. Bioresour. Technol. 172: 143–149

Li J, Han DX, Wang D, Ning K, Jia J, Wei L, Jing X, Huang S, Chen J, Li YT, Hu Q, Xu J (2014) Choreography of transcriptomes and lipidomes in Nannochloropsis reveals the mechanisms of oleaginousness in microalgae. Plant Cell, 26: 1645-1665

Liu J, Gerken H, Li Y (2014) Single-tube colony PCR for DNA amplification and transformant screening of oleaginous microalgae. J. Appl. Phycol. 26: 1719-1726

Han D, Li Y, Hu Q (2013a) Biology and Commercial Aspects of Haematococcus pluvialisHandbook of Microalgal Culture. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp 388-405

Han DX*, Li YT*, Hu Q (2013b) Astaxanthin in microalgae: pathways, functions and biotechnological implications. Algae 28: 131-147 (*Equal contribution)

Li Y, Han D, Yoon K, Zhu S, Sommerfeld M, Hu Q (2013) Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms for Lipid Synthesis and Accumulation in Microalgae: Biotechnological Implications.  Handbook of Microalgal Culture. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp 545-565

Yuan-Kun Lee, Wei Chen, Hui Shen, Danxiang Han, Yantao Li, Howland Jones, Jerilyn A. Timlin, and Qiang Hu (2013)  Basic Culturing and Analytical Measurement Techniques. In Handbook of Microalgal Culture, 2nd Edition. Chapter 3, pp. 37-68

Yoon K, Han D, Li Y, Sommerfeld M, Hu Q (2012) Phospholipid:diacylglycerol acyltransferase is a multifunctional enzyme involved in membrane lipid turnover and degradation while synthesizing triacylglycerol in the unicellular green microalga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Plant Cell 24: 3708-3724

Li Y, Han D, Sommerfeld M, Hu Q (2011) Photosynthetic carbon partitioning and lipid production in the oleaginous microalga Pseudochlorococcum sp. (Chlorophyceae) under nitrogen-limited conditions. Bioresour. Technol. 102: 123-129

Packer A, Li YT, Andersen T, Hu QA, Kuang Y, Sommerfeld M (2011) Growth and neutral lipid synthesis in green microalgae: A mathematical model. Bioresour. Technol. 102: 111-117

Li Y, Han D, Hu G, Dauvillee D, Sommerfeld M, Ball S, Hu Q (2010a) Chlamydomonas starchless mutant defective in ADP-glucose pyrophosphorylase hyper-accumulates triacylglycerol. Metabolic Engineering 12: 387-391

Li Y, Han D, Hu G, Sommerfeld M, Hu Q (2010b) Inhibition of starch synthesis results in overproduction of lipids in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Biotechnol. Bioeng. 107: 258-268

Li Y, Sommerfeld M, Chen F, Hu Q (2010c) Effect of photon flux densities on regulation of carotenogenesis and cell viability of Haematococcus pluvialis (Chlorophyceae). J. Appl. Phycol. 22: 253-263

Li Y, Huang J, Sandmann G, Chen F (2009) High-light and sodium chloride stress differentially regulate the biosynthesis of astaxanthin in Chlorella zofingiensis (Chlorophyceae). J. Phycol. 45: 635-641

Hu Z, Li Y, Sommerfeld M, Hu Q (2008) Enhanced protection against oxidative stress in an astaxanthin-overproduction Haematococcus mutant (Chlorophyceae). Eur. J. Phycol. 43: 365-376

Huang JC, Liu J, Li YT, Chen F (2008) Isolation and characterization of the phytoene desaturase gene as a potential selective marker for genetic engineering of the astaxanthin-producing green alga Chlorella zofingiensis (Chlorophyta). J. Phycol. 44: 684-690

Li Y, Huang J, Sandmann G, Chen F (2008a) Glucose sensing and the mitochondrial alternative pathway are involved in the regulation of astaxanthin biosynthesis in the dark-grown Chlorella zofingiensis (Chlorophyceae). Planta 228: 735-743

Li Y, Sommerfeld M, Chen F, Hu Q (2008b) Consumption of oxygen by astaxanthin biosynthesis: A protective mechanism against oxidative stress in Haematococcus pluvialis (Chlorophyceae). J Plant Physiol

Sun N, Wang Y, Li YT, Huang JC, Chen F (2008) Sugar-based growth, astaxanthin accumulation and carotenogenic transcription of heterotrophic Chlorella zofingiensis (Chlorophyta). Process Biochem. 43: 1288-1292

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