Sequencing and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis of four hydrogenase gene clusters from an obligately autotrophic hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium, Hydrogenobacter thermophilus TK-6.

Abstract

A thermophilic, chemolithoautotrophic hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium, Hydrogenobacter thermophilus TK-6, fixes carbon dioxide via the reductive tricarboxylic acid cycle and grows rapidly with a generation time of about 1 h. TK-6 is believed to have an efficient hydrogen-oxidizing ability to support such rapid growth. We cloned hydrogenase genes from TK-6 and found that this strain has at least four clusters of hydrogenase genes. Reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analyses showed that all four hydrogenase gene clusters were transcribed under aerobic condition at hydrogen concentrations of 45% and 60%. One of them was not transcribed at a hydrogen concentration of 20%. All the four hydrogenase gene clusters were expressed under anaerobic denitrifying condition at a hydrogen concentration of 75%.

DOI: 10.1263/jbb.104.470

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@article{Ueda2007SequencingAR, title={Sequencing and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis of four hydrogenase gene clusters from an obligately autotrophic hydrogen-oxidizing bacterium, Hydrogenobacter thermophilus TK-6.}, author={Yasufumi Ueda and Masahiro Yamamoto and Takashi Urasaki and Hiroyuki Arai and Masaharu Ishii and Yasuo Igarashi}, journal={Journal of bioscience and bioengineering}, year={2007}, volume={104 6}, pages={470-5} }