Photomicrograph of Botryococcus sp.

Photomicrograph of Botryococcus sp.

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This image is part of the feature Superfuel From Superbugs

Credit: DR. DAVIDHALL/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Light micrograph of cyanobacteria (formerly the blue green algae) Botryococcus sp. which produces and excretes hydrocarbon oils (seen here as transparent globules). These experiments are concerned with the possibility of growing the cyanobacteria for the commercial production of oil for fuel.

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Keywords: alga, algae, algal, biotechnology, blue-green, botany, botryococcus sp., commercial production, cyanobacteria, hydrocarbon oils, nature, plant

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