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In the current study, a GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) strain of Bacillus amyloliquefaciens producing 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD) designated as B10-127 was isolated in our lab. The strain B10-127 produced 2,3-BD effectively under the condition of 20% glucose (quality concentration), showed a high-glucose tolerance. The effects of initial glucose(More)
This study focused on the cloning, overexpression, and characterization of the gene encoding L-asparaginase (ansZ) from a nonpathogenic strain of Bacillus subtilis B11-06. The recombinant enzyme showed high thermostability and low affinity to L-glutamine. The ansZ gene, encoding a putative L-asparaginase II, was amplified by PCR and expressed in B. subtilis(More)
The 1,3-propanediol (1,3-PD) synthesis operon (dha operon) was mainly composed of four genes: dhaB, dhaT, gdrA, and gdrB, which encoded glycerol dehydratase, 1,3-PD oxidoreductase and reactivating factor for glycerol dehydratase, respectively. In the present study, dha operon was cloned from 1,3-PD producing strain Klebsiella pneumoniae. Heterologous(More)
Arginine biosynthesis in Corynebacterium glutamicum proceeds via a pathway that is controlled by arginine through feedback inhibition of NAGK, the enzyme that converts N-acetyl-l-glutamate (NAG) to N-acety-l-glutamy-l-phosphate. In this study, the gene argB encoding NAGK from C. glutamicum ATCC 13032 was site-directed, and the l-arginine-binding sites of(More)
BACKGROUND Previously, a safe strain, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens B10-127 was identified as an excellent candidate for industrial-scale microbial fermentation of 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD). However, B. amyloliquefaciens fermentation yields large quantities of acetoin, lactate and succinate as by-products, and the 2,3-BD yield remains prohibitively low for(More)
Bacillus subtilis produces acetoin as a major extracellular product. However, the by-products of 2,3-butanediol, lactic acid and ethanol were accompanied in the NADH-dependent pathways. In this work, metabolic engineering strategies were proposed to redistribute the carbon flux to acetoin by manipulation the NADH levels. We first knocked out the acetoin(More)
N-Acetyl-l-glutamate kinase (EC 2.7.2.8) is first committed in the specific l-arginine pathway of Corynebacterium sp. A limited increase of l-arginine production for the argB overexpression in the engineering C. creantum SYPA-CCB strain indicated that l-arginine feedback inhibition plays an influence on the l-arginine production. In this study, we have(More)
Bacillus subtilis mutants were obtained after the wild strain JNA 3-10 was mutagenized by UV irradiation coupled with diethyl sulfate. A visual filter assay was employed for the qualitative identification of 2,3-butanediol dehydrogenase (BDH) blocked B. subtilis. Selected mutants were tested for the activities of acetoin reductase (AR) and BDH. According to(More)
Cultivation in glycerol instead of sugars inhibits 2,3-butanediol (2,3-BD) production by Bacillus amyloliquefaciens. In this study, we report that B. amyloliquefaciens readily produces 2,3-BD from biodiesel-derived glycerol in the presence of beet molasses as a co-substrate. Unexpectedly, the molasses stimulated 2,3-BD production and simultaneously reduced(More)
Transformation techniques generally require development before genetic and molecular studies of industrial yeast strains can commence. Candida glycerinogenes WL2002-5 has been used for industrial-scale glycerol production but has proven difficult to transform for molecular studies following previously published procedures. In the present study, phleomycin(More)