Model Organisms

The are several organisms being studied for use in biological hyrdogen production. Some, such as clostridium acetobutylicum are being assessed for production of hydrogen from organic sources. Others, such as C. reinhardtii, will be useful for producing hydrogen directly from sunlight. It may be possible to include some combination of hydrogen producers in a bioreactor setup and thereby increase total hydorgen production.

Anabaena variabilis

NCBI Genome Project link
Platymonas subcordiformis

Clostridium acetobutylicum

NCBI Genome Project Link

Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

NCBI Genome Project

Chlamydomonas Center – provides access to Chlamydomonas genomic, genetic and bibliographic information, the Chlamydomonas culture collection, and other resources for the Chlamydomonas community.

Scenedesmus obliquus

NCBI Taxonomy

Rhodopseudomonas palustris

Taxonomy Resources

Dunaliella salina

Dunaliella.org – Dunaliella information website