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The N-2 strain of Acremonium chrysogenum accumulates the beta-lactam precursor tripeptide delta-(L-alpha-amino-adipoyl)-L-cysteinyl-D-valine and has no discernible activity for three of the cephalosporin C (Ce) biosynthetic enzymes. This phenotype is consistent with a mutation either within pcbC [the isopenicillin N synthetase (IPNS)-encoding gene] or in a(More)
Promoter activity was examined in the beta-lactam-producing fungus, Acremonium chrysogenum, by assessment of the properties of transformant isolates. Transformation was achieved using plasmid constructs specifying hygromycin B resistance (HyR) linked to the promoter elements of gpdA (the glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase-encoding gene of Aspergillus(More)
Strips and blocks ofPinus sylvestris were acetylated for different periods of time. These, along with control samples, were tested for their tensile modulus, hydrophobicity and dimensional stability. The modulus of elasticity (tensile modulus) for each sample was derived using a statistical approach. The observations in this work suggest that the(More)
We report the development of a homologous transformation system for Cephalosporium acremonium using the niaD gene of the nitrate assimilation (NA) pathway. Mutants in the NA pathway were selected on the basis of chlorate resistance by conventional means. Screening procedures were developed to differentiate between nitrate reductase apoprotein structural(More)
Total RNA was extracted daily from the beta-lactam antibiotic producing fungus A. chrysogenum strain CO728 during a 7 day cephalosporin C fermentation. IPNS mRNA species, with a size of about 1.5 kb, were detected by Northern blotting at high levels between days 2 and 4. The rapid appearance of IPNS mRNA in mycelial extracts up to day 2 suggests that IPNS(More)
The rates of acetylation of Deal, Larch, Southern Yellow Pine and Sitka Spruce using acetic anhydride in xylene have been measured and compared with the composition of the woods. Although these woods have similar macroscopic characteristics, the correlation between rate of acetylation and composition remains unclear, although the holocellulose may play a(More)
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