Hinweis (Dez. 2019): PubLister wird demnächst abgelöst. Publikationen der Technischen Hochschule Wildau werden zukünftig in HISinOne nachgewiesen. In diesem Zusammenhang kann es momentan zu Überarbeitungen und zu temporären Veränderungen Ihrer persönlichen Publikationslisten kommen. Bei weiteren Fragen wenden Sie sich bitte an friederike.borchert [at] th-wildau [dot] de.

Screening and genetic characterization of thermo-tolerant Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 strains created by adaptive evolution

Title:
Screening and genetic characterization of thermo-tolerant Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 strains created by adaptive evolution
Abstract:
Background: Temperature tolerance is an important aspect for commercial scale outdoor cultivation of microalgae and cyanobacteria. While various genes are known to be related to Synechocystis sp. PCC6803's heat shock response, there is very limited published data concerning the specific genes involved in long term thermal tolerance. We have previously used random mutagenesis and adaptive evolution to generate a mixture of strains of Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 with significantly increased thermal tolerance. The genetic modifications leading to the phenotypes of the newly generated strains are the focus of this work. Results: We used a custom screening platform, based on 96-deepwell microplate culturing in an in house designed cultivation chamber integrated in a liquid handling robot for screening and selection; in addition we also used a more conventional system. The increased thermal tolerances of the isolated monoclonal strains were validated in larger bioreactors and their whole genomes sequenced. Comparison of the sequence information to the parental wild type identified various mutations responsible for the enhanced phenotypes. Among the affected genes identified are clpC, pnp, pyk2, sigF, nlpD, pyrR, pilJ and cya1. Conclusions: The applied methods (random mutagenesis, in vivo selection, screening, validation, whole genome sequencing) were successfully applied to identify various mutations, some of which are very unlikely to have been identified by other approaches. Several of the identified mutations are found in various strains and (due to their distribution) are likely to have occurred independently. This, coupled with the relatively low number of affected genes underscores the significance of these specific mutations to convey thermal tolerance in Synechocystis. Results: We used a custom screening platform, based on 96-deepwell microplate culturing in an in house designed cultivation chamber integrated in a liquid handling robot for screening and selection; in addition we also used a more conventional system. The increased thermal tolerances of the isolated monoclonal strains were validated in larger bioreactors and their whole genomes sequenced. Comparison of the sequence information to the parental wild type identified various mutations responsible for the enhanced phenotypes. Among the affected genes identified are clpC, pnp, pyk2, sigF, nlpD, pyrR, pilJ and cya1. Conclusions: The applied methods (random mutagenesis, in vivo selection, screening, validation, whole genome sequencing) were successfully applied to identify various mutations, some of which are very unlikely to have been identified by other approaches. Several of the identified mutations are found in various strains and (due to their distribution) are likely to have occurred independently. This, coupled with the relatively low number of affected genes underscores the significance of these specific mutations to convey thermal tolerance in Synechocystis.
Year:
2014
Publication type:
Journal article
Journal:
BMC Biotechnology
ISSN:
1472-6750
Volume:
14
Pages:
k.A.
Language:
English
Document status:
Open access
PubListerURL:
https://publister.bib.th-wildau.de/publister/public/publication/329
Keywords:
Cyanobacteria; Synechocystis; Thermal tolerance; HTS; NGS; Adaptive evolution
Tillich, U., Wolter, N., Franke, P., Dühring, U., & Frohme, M. (2014). Screening and genetic characterization of thermo-tolerant Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 strains created by adaptive evolution BMC Biotechnology. 14, k.A..
@article{329,
    author           = {Tillich, Ulrich Martin and Wolter, Nick and Franke, Philipp and Dühring, Ulf and Frohme, Marcus},
    title            = {Screening and genetic characterization of thermo-tolerant Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 strains created by adaptive evolution},
    journal          = {BMC Biotechnology},
    year             = {2014},
    volume           = {14},
    pages            = {k.A.},
    doi              = {10.1186/1472-6750-14-66},
    url              = {http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6750/14/66},
}


Search this title in Google Scholar