Engineering a hyperthermophilic archaeon, Thermococcus onnurineus NA1, to enhance CO-dependent H2 production

Title
Engineering a hyperthermophilic archaeon, Thermococcus onnurineus NA1, to enhance CO-dependent H2 production
Author(s)
이성혁; 김민식; 배승섭; 최애란; 이정현; 권개경; 이현숙; 강성균
KIOST Author(s)
Lee, Seong Hyuk(이성혁)Lee, Jung Hyun(이정현)Kwon, Kae Kyoung(권개경)Lee, Hyun Sook(이현숙)Kang, Sung Gyun(강성균)
Publication Year
2013-05-01
Abstract
The hyperthermophilic archaeon, Thermococcus onnurineus NA1, which was isolated from a deep-sea hydrothermal vent area,can grow on CO as an energy source and produce H2. Previously, we reported that a gene cluster encoding a carbon monoxide dehydrogenase (CODH), a hydrogenase (MCH) and a Na+/H+ antipoter (MNH) was essential for growth and H2 production on CO medium. In this study, we attempted to enhance the expression level of the gene cluster by inserting a strong promoter in front of the gene cluster. Based on the data of proteomic and microarray analyses, two constitutive strong promoters,TN0413 and TN0157, were selected. The resulting KS0413 and KS0157 mutants showed 8 and 2.5-fold higher transcription of the gene cluster than the wild-type strain, respectively. Additionally, H2 production rates of KS0413 and KS0157 mutants measured in a 2L bioreactor were 2 and 4- fold higher than that of the wild-type strain, respectively. This study provides an excellent example of genetic engineering to enhance CO-dependent H2 production in carboxydotrophic microorganisms.xide dehydrogenase (CODH), a hydrogenase (MCH) and a Na+/H+ antipoter (MNH) was essential for growth and H2 production on CO medium. In this study, we attempted to enhance the expression level of the gene cluster by inserting a strong promoter in front of the gene cluster. Based on the data of proteomic and microarray analyses, two constitutive strong promoters,TN0413 and TN0157, were selected. The resulting KS0413 and KS0157 mutants showed 8 and 2.5-fold higher transcription of the gene cluster than the wild-type strain, respectively. Additionally, H2 production rates of KS0413 and KS0157 mutants measured in a 2L bioreactor were 2 and 4- fold higher than that of the wild-type strain, respectively. This study provides an excellent example of genetic engineering to enhance CO-dependent H2 production in carboxydotrophic microorganisms.
URI
https://sciwatch.kiost.ac.kr/handle/2020.kiost/27105
Bibliographic Citation
International Meeting of the Microbiological Society of Korea, pp.241, 2013
Publisher
한국미생물학회
Type
Conference
Language
English
Publisher
한국미생물학회
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Research Interests

marine biotechnology,molecular microbiology,해양생명공학,분자미생물학

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