Development of a strain of Hansenula polymorpha for the efficient expression of guar alpha-galactosidase.

A strain of the methylotrophic yeast Hansenula polymorpha, A16, has been developed that expresses the guar alpha-galactosidase gene to 22.4 mg/g dry cell weight in chemostat cultures at a dilution rate of 0.1 h(-1). This corresponds to more than 13.1% of soluble cell protein, of which 56-62% is secreted into the medium. The alpha-galactosidase gene was… CONTINUE READING