Autores: Nikel, P.I.; <div class="autor_fcen" id="2305">De Almeida, A.</div>; Melillo, E.C.; <div class="autor_fcen" id="3442">Galvagno, M.A.</div>; <div class="autor_fcen" id="6704">Pettinari, M.J.</div>
Fecha de publicación: 2006.
A recombinant E. coli strain (K24K) was constructed and evaluated For poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) production from whey and corn steep liquor as main carbon and nitrogen sources. This strain bears the pha biosynthetic genes from Azotobacter sp. strain FA8 expressed from a T5 promoter under the control of the lactose operator. K24K does not produce the lactose repressor, ensuring constitutive expression of genes involved in lactose transport and utilization. PHB was efficiently produced by the recombinant strain grown aerobically in fed-batch cultures in a laboratory scale bioreactor on a semisynthetic medium supplemented with the agroindustrial by-products. After 24 h, cells accumulated PHB to 72.9% of their cell dry weight, reaching a volumetric productivity of 2.13 g PHB per liter per hour. Physical analysis of PHB recovered from the recombinants showed that its molecular weight was similar to that of PHB produced by Azotobacter sp. strain FA8 and higher than that of the polymer from Cupriavidus necator and that its glass transition temperature was approximately 20°C higher than those of PHBs from the natural producer strains. Copyright © 2006, American Society for Microbiology. All Rights Reserved.
Afiliación de los autores: De Almeida, A. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales; Argentina.
Afiliación de los autores: Galvagno, M.A. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales; Argentina.
Afiliación de los autores: Pettinari, M.J. Universidad de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales; Argentina.
Palabras claves: Bioreactors; Carbon; Cells; Genes; Glass transition; Molecular weight; Nitrogen; Polymers; Volumetric analysis; Azotobacter; Cupriavidus necator; Lactose operator; Liquor; Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB); Escherichia coli; carbon; lactose; lactose repressor; nitrogen; poly(3 hydroxybutyric acid); polymer; unclassified drug; bacterium; ester; gene expression; genetic analysis; plant extract; agriculture; alcoholic beverage; article; Azotobacter; bacterial gene; bacterial strain; bioreactor; corn; Escherichia coli; Escherichia coli k24k; evaluation; fed batch culture; gene expression; glass transition temperature; liquid; molecular weight; nonhuman; pha gene; productivity; repressor gene; volumetry; Wautersia eutropha; whey; Agriculture; Animals; Azotobacter; DNA Primers; Escherichia coli; Hydroxybutyrates; Industrial Waste; Kinetics; Milk; Plasmids; Polyesters; Recombination, Genetic; Zea mays; Azotobacter; Cupriavidus necator; Escherichia coli; Zea mays.
Repositorio: Biblioteca Digital (UBA-FCEN). Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales