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Yarrowia lipolytica is one of the most extensively studied nonconventional yeasts. Unfortunately, few methods for gene disruption have been reported for this yeast, and all of them are time-consuming and laborious. The functional analysis of unknown genes requires powerful disruption methods. Here, we describe such a new method for rapid gene disruption in(More)
We have identified five acyl coenzyme A (CoA) oxidase isozymes (Aox1 through Aox5) in the n-alkane-assimilating yeast Yarrowia lipolytica, encoded by the POX1 through POX5 genes. The physiological function of these oxidases has been investigated by gene disruption. Single, double, triple, and quadruple disruptants were constructed. Global Aox activity was(More)
The Acyl-CoA oxidase (AOX) isozymes catalyze the first steps of peroxisomal beta-oxidation, which is important for the degradation of fatty acids. Using conserved blocks in previously identified yeast POX genes encoding AOXs, the authors have shown that five POX genes are present in the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica. These genes show approx 63% identity among(More)
Using an EcoRI-BglII fragment of the G unit of the rDNA of Y. lipolytica and a set of 11 deletions in the URA3 promoter, we have constructed several plasmids to test gene amplification in the rDNA. These plasmids contain the rDNA fragment for integration, defective versions of the URA3 gene, the XPR2 gene encoding alkaline extracellular protease (AEP) as a(More)
New vector systems were developed for gene expression in Y. lipolytica. These plasmids contain: (a) as integration target sequences, either a rDNA region or the long terminal repeat zeta of the Y. lipolytica retrotransposon Ylt1; (b) the YlURA3 gene as selection marker for Y. lipolytica, either as the non-defective ura3d1 allele for single integration or(More)
We reported previously on the function of acyl coenzyme A (acyl-CoA) oxidase isozymes in the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica by investigating strains disrupted in one or several acyl-CoA oxidase-encoding genes (POX1 through POX5) (H. Wang et al., J. Bacteriol. 181:5140-5148, 1999). Here, these mutants were studied for lactone production. Monodisrupted strains(More)
A Yarrowia lipolytica gene library was constructed in vector YRp7 and transformed into a Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain lacking both major acid phosphatase activities. A 2.18 kb genomic sequence restoring the ability to hydrolyze alpha-naphthyl phosphate was isolated. Its sequencing revealed an ORF encoding 358 amino acids without significant homology with(More)
We have isolated the 3-phosphoglycerate kinase (PGK) gene of the yeast Yarrowia lipolytica by probing a genomic library with a PCR fragment amplified with primers deduced from two highly conserved regions of various PGKs. It is a unique sequence encoding a polypeptide of 417 residues with extensive homology to other PGKs, especially to that of Aspergillus(More)
In order to get deeper insights into oxidative degradation of the hydrophobic substrates (HS) triglycerides and alkanes by yeasts, tagged mutants affected in these pathways were generated by random insertion of a mutagenesis cassette MTC into the genome of Yarrowia lipolytica. About 9.600 Ura+ transformants were screened in plate tests for utilization of(More)
The ACO3 gene, which encodes one of the acyl-CoA oxidase isoenzymes, was isolated from the alkane-utilizing yeast Yarrowia lipolytica as a 10 kb genomic fragment. It was sequenced and found to encode a 701-amino acid protein very similar to other ACOs, 67.5% identical to Y. lipolytica Aco1p and about 40% identical to S. cerevisiae Pox1p. Haploid strains(More)