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Microbial conversion of glycerol into glycolipid biosurfactants, mannosylerythritol lipids, by a basidiomycete yeast, Pseudozyma antarctica JCM 10317(T).
A basidiomycete yeast, Pseudozyma antarctica JCM 10317, efficiently produced mannosylerythritol lipids (MELs) as glycolipid biosurfactants from glycerol, and the amount of MEL yield reached 16.3 g l(-1) by intermittent feeding of Glycerol. Expand
Genome Sequence of the Basidiomycetous Yeast Pseudozyma antarctica T-34, a Producer of the Glycolipid Biosurfactants Mannosylerythritol Lipids
The genome sequence of Pseudozyma antarctica T-34 was determined and annotated to provide insights into the properties of this yeast that make it superior for use in the production of functional glycolipids, leading to the further development of P. antarctic for industrial applications. Expand
Self-assembling properties of glycolipid biosurfactants and their potential applications
Abstract Biosurfactants (BS) produced by a variety of microorganisms show unique properties (e.g. mild production conditions, multi-functionality, higher environmental compatibility) compared toExpand
Mannosylerythritol lipids: production and applications.
A brief summary of MEL research over the past few decades is provided, focusing on the identification of M EL-producing fungi, the structural characterization of MEELs, the use of alternative compounds as a primary carbon source, and theUse of these compounds in cosmetic applications. Expand
Production of new types of sophorolipids by Candida batistae.
The phylogenetic approach should lead to the discovery of new biosurfactant producers, and the yeast product possessing high hydrophilicity may facilitate a broad range of applications for SLs. Expand
Disruption of the Membrane-Bound Alcohol Dehydrogenase-Encoding Gene Improved Glycerol Use and Dihydroxyacetone Productivity in Gluconobacter oxydans
It was discovered that the G. oxydans mutant ΔadhA, in which the membrane-bound alcohol dehydrogenase-encoding gene (adhA) was disrupted, significantly improved its ability to grow in a higher concentration of glycerol and to produce DHA compared to a wild-type strain. Expand
Structural characterization and surface-active properties of a new glycolipid biosurfactant, mono-acylated mannosylerythritol lipid, produced from glucose by Pseudozyma antarctica
From these results, the new MEL is likely to have great potential for use in oil-in-water-type emulsifiers and washing detergents because of its higher water solubility compared to conventional MELs and will thus contribute to facilitating a broad range of applications for the environmentally advanced surfactants. Expand
Vesicle-mediated protein transport pathways to the vacuole in Schizosaccharomyces pombe.
It is revealed that most of the genes required for vacuolar biogenesis and protein transport are conserved between S. pombe and S. cerevisiae, suggesting that the basic machinery of vesicle-mediated protein delivery to the vacuole is conservedbetween the two yeasts. Expand
Mannosylinositol phosphorylceramide is a major sphingolipid component and is required for proper localization of plasma-membrane proteins in Schizosaccharomyces pombe
MIPC seemed to be required for endocytosis of a plasma-membrane-localized amino acid transporter, because sorting of the transporter from the plasma membrane to the vacuole was severely impaired in the MIPC-deficient mutant grown under nitrogen-limiting conditions. Expand
An α-Amylase Homologue, aah3, Encodes a GPI-Anchored Membrane Protein Required for Cell Wall Integrity and Morphogenesis in Schizosaccharomyces pombe
Biochemical analysis and expression of aah3 alleles indicate that Aah3p is a GPI-anchored protein and is required for cell and ascal wall integrity in S. pombe. Expand