The nonconventional yeast Zygosaccharomyces bailii has been proposed as a new host for biotechnological processes due to convenient properties such as its resistance to high sugar concentrations, relatively high temperatures and especially to acidic environments. We describe a series of new expression vectors specific for Z. bailii and the resulting improvements in production levels. By exploiting the sequences of the endogenous plasmid pSB2, 2μm-like multicopy vectors were obtained, giving a fivefold increase in production. A specific integrative vector was developed which led to 100% stability in the absence of selective pressure; a multiple-integration vector was constructed, based on an rRNA gene unit portion cloned and sequenced for this purpose, driving the insertion of up to 80 copies of the foreign construct. Moreover, we show the construction of the first stable auxotrophic mutant of Z. bailii, obtained by targeted gene deletion applied to ZbLEU2. The development of molecular tools for the Z. bailii manipulation has now reached a level that may be compatible with its industrial exploitation; the production of organic acids is a prominent field of application. © 2010 Federation of European Microbiological Societies.

Dato, L., Branduardi, P., Passolunghi, S., Cattaneo, D., Riboldi, L., Frascotti, G., et al. (2010). Advances in molecular tools for the use of Zygosaccharomyces bailii as host for biotechnological productions and construction of the first auxotrophic mutant. FEMS YEAST RESEARCH, 10(7), 894-908 [10.1111/j.1567-1364.2010.00668.x].

Advances in molecular tools for the use of Zygosaccharomyces bailii as host for biotechnological productions and construction of the first auxotrophic mutant

DATO, LAURA;BRANDUARDI, PAOLA;PASSOLUNGHI, SIMONE;FRASCOTTI, GIANNI;PORRO, DANILO
2010

Abstract

The nonconventional yeast Zygosaccharomyces bailii has been proposed as a new host for biotechnological processes due to convenient properties such as its resistance to high sugar concentrations, relatively high temperatures and especially to acidic environments. We describe a series of new expression vectors specific for Z. bailii and the resulting improvements in production levels. By exploiting the sequences of the endogenous plasmid pSB2, 2μm-like multicopy vectors were obtained, giving a fivefold increase in production. A specific integrative vector was developed which led to 100% stability in the absence of selective pressure; a multiple-integration vector was constructed, based on an rRNA gene unit portion cloned and sequenced for this purpose, driving the insertion of up to 80 copies of the foreign construct. Moreover, we show the construction of the first stable auxotrophic mutant of Z. bailii, obtained by targeted gene deletion applied to ZbLEU2. The development of molecular tools for the Z. bailii manipulation has now reached a level that may be compatible with its industrial exploitation; the production of organic acids is a prominent field of application. © 2010 Federation of European Microbiological Societies.
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Zygosaccharomyces bailii; recombinant productions; gene targeting; auxotrophic mutant; multiple integration.
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Dato, L., Branduardi, P., Passolunghi, S., Cattaneo, D., Riboldi, L., Frascotti, G., et al. (2010). Advances in molecular tools for the use of Zygosaccharomyces bailii as host for biotechnological productions and construction of the first auxotrophic mutant. FEMS YEAST RESEARCH, 10(7), 894-908 [10.1111/j.1567-1364.2010.00668.x].
Dato, L; Branduardi, P; Passolunghi, S; Cattaneo, D; Riboldi, L; Frascotti, G; Valli, M; Porro, D
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