The group of Keisuke GODA at the University of Tokyo obtained Euglena mutants which produced up to 18 % of lipids using heavy ion beam irradiation at the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator-Based Science as a tool to induce mutagenesis, followed by cell sorting after BODIPY staining. This work is considered an important step in the production of biofuel from marine resources.

RIKEN news release, May 24, 2016