Bernard J. H. Janse

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The transcripts of structurally related cellobiohydrolase genes in Phanerochaete chrysosporium-colonized wood chips were quantified. The transcript patterns obtained were dramatically different from the transcript patterns obtained previously in defined media. Cellobiose dehydrogenase transcripts were also detected, which is consistent with the hypothesis(More)
Phanerochaete is a genus of resupinate homobasidiomycetes that are saprophytic on woody debris and logs. Morphological studies in the past indicated that Phanerochaete is a heterogeneous assemblage of species. In this study the internal transcribed spacer (ITS) region of the nuclear ribosomal DNA was used to test the monophyly of the genus Phanerocthaete(More)
Twenty-nine lines with deletions in the Lr19 ('Indis') translocated chromosome segment were used to physically map three Thinopyrum RFLP loci as well as the Sr25 and Sd1 loci. From the data, the relative locations of marker loci on the translocation were determined as: Sd1, Xpsr165, Xpsr105, Xps129, Lr19, Wsp-D1, Sr25/Y. The data confirmed the reported(More)
A 3800-base pair (bp) DNA fragment encoding the mature pullulanase from Klebsiella pneumoniae was inserted between two different yeast expression-secretion cassettes and an yeast gene terminator. These cassettes were cloned into an yeast centromeric plasmid YCplacIII and transformed into laboratory strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Transcription(More)
Cultures of Phanerochaete chrysosporium were examined for the presence of bacteria as previously described (F. Seigle-Murandi, P. Guiraud, C. Falsen, and K.-E. Eriksson, Appl. Environ. Microbiol. 62:2477-2481, 1996). Under no conditions could bacteria be isolated from cultures of P. chrysosporium. With PCR primers corresponding to small-subunit rRNA genes,(More)
A recombinant strain of Saccharomyces cerevisiae was constructed that contained the genes encoding a bacterial alpha-amylase (AMY1), a yeast glucoamylase (STA2) and a bacterial pullulanase (pulA). The Bacillus amyloliquefaciens alpha-amylase and S. cerevisiae var. diastaticus glucoamylase genes were expressed in S. cerevisiae using their native promoters(More)
The enzymatic hydrolysis of starch, consisting of linear (amylose) and branched (amylopectin) glucose polymers, is catalyzed by alpha-, beta- and glucoamylases (gamma-amylases), cyclodextrinases, alpha-glucosidases, and debranching enzymes. Saccharomyces cerevisiae cannot utilize starch. Our laboratory has previously co-expressed the Bacillus(More)
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