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dc.contributor.advisor Love, John J.
dc.contributor.author Ruetsche, Markus H.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-10T19:07:10Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/193854
dc.description.abstract Micro algae are a sustainable alternative energy feed sock for fossil fuels. One of the major challenges of producing biofuel from micro algae is the harvesting of micro algae. There are many techniques for harvesting micro algae, but most techniques are too expensive to compete with fossil fuel production costs. One low cost harvesting technique is flocculation, but current flocculation agents are not sustainable for largescale production. We engineered a sustainable and scalable E. coli bioflocculation agent that uses all four coagulation mechanisms to bioflocculate the micro algae C. reinhardtii. We expressed bioflocculating and self-aggregating peptides on an E. coli display system to harvest C. reinhardtii. We incorporated all four coagulation mechanisms in the design of the E. coli surface displayed peptides and created a positively charged, selfaggregating E. coli net that sweeps the water column, entrapping the micro algae C. reinhardtii. en_US
dc.format.extent 164 pages en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Sciences en_US
dc.title Capturing C. reinhardtii with an Engineered Bacteria Escherichia coli Net en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.date.updated 2017-01-24T23:07:10Z en
dc.language.rfc3066 en en
dc.description.embargoterms forever en_US
dc.date.embargountil 10000-01-01
dc.contributor.department Chemistry en_US
dc.description.degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) University of California, San Diego and San DIego State University en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember Huxford, Tom
dc.contributor.committeeMember Rohwer, Forest
dc.contributor.committeeMember Chau, Pao
dc.contributor.committeeMember Joseph, Simpson
dc.contributor.committeeMember Tezcan, Akif


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