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Enhanced xylose fermentation and ethanol production by engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain

Overview of attention for article published in AMB Express, February 2015
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Enhanced xylose fermentation and ethanol production by engineered Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain
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AMB Express, February 2015
DOI 10.1186/s13568-015-0102-y
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Leonardo de Figueiredo Vilela, Verônica Parente Gomes de Araujo, Raquel de Sousa Paredes, Elba Pinto da Silva Bon, Fernando Araripe Gonçalves Torres, Bianca Cruz Neves, Elis Cristina Araújo Eleutherio


We have recently demonstrated that heterologous expression of a bacterial xylose isomerase gene (xylA) of Burkholderia cenocepacia enabled a laboratorial Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain to ferment xylose anaerobically, without xylitol accumulation. However, the recombinant yeast fermented xylose slowly. In this study, an evolutionary engineering strategy was applied to improve xylose fermentation by the xylA-expressing yeast strain, which involved sequential batch cultivation on xylose. The resulting yeast strain co-fermented glucose and xylose rapidly and almost simultaneously, exhibiting improved ethanol production and productivity. It was also observed that when cells were grown in a medium containing higher glucose concentrations before being transferred to fermentation medium, higher rates of xylose consumption and ethanol production were obtained, demonstrating that xylose utilization was not regulated by catabolic repression. Results obtained by qPCR demonstrate that the efficiency in xylose fermentation showed by the evolved strain is associated, to the increase in the expression of genes HXT2 and TAL1, which code for a low-affinity hexose transporter and transaldolase, respectively. The ethanol productivity obtained after the introduction of only one genetic modification and the submission to a one-stage process of evolutionary engineering was equivalent to those of strains submitted to extensive metabolic and evolutionary engineering, providing solid basis for future applications of this strategy in industrial strains.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Spain 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 129 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 24 18%
Student > Master 20 15%
Student > Ph. D. Student 19 15%
Student > Bachelor 16 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 8%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 25 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 41 31%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 31 24%
Engineering 8 6%
Chemical Engineering 6 5%
Environmental Science 4 3%
Other 12 9%
Unknown 29 22%
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