We announce the availability of a high-quality draft of the genome sequence of Amycolatopsis sp. strain 39116, one of few bacterial species that are known to consume the lignin component of plant biomass. This genome sequence will further ongoing efforts to use microorganisms for the conversion of plant biomass into fuels and high-value chemicals. ...[more]
Project description:Purpose:first,we want to find the genes revelant to curdlan synthesis and oxygen regulation, second, we want to research the function of fnrN gene in Agrobacterium sp. ATCC 31749. Method: samples of cell growth phase, curdlan-producing phase (normoxia) and curdlan-producing phase (micro-oxygen treated) in both Agrobacterium sp. ATCC 31749 wild strain and ΔfnrN strain were collectecd to extract mRNA. Each sample was treated in duplicate. The softwares we used include fastqc, trimmomatic, TopHat2 and Cufflinks. Illumina Hiseq4000 was used to complete the research. Overall design: 12 samples: samples of cell growth phase, curdlan-producing phase (normoxia) and curdlan-producing phase (micro-oxygen treated) in both Agrobacterium sp. ATCC 31749 wild strain and ΔfnrN strain were collectecd to extract mRNA. Each sample was treated in duplicate.
Project description:Welan gum is mainly produced by Sphingomonas sp. ATCC 31555 and has broad applications in industry such as that in cement production. Both carbon and nitrogen sources are essential for welan production. However, how nitrogen sources affect the metabolism and gene transcription of welan remains elusive. Here, we used next-generation sequencing RNA-seq to analyze the transcriptome of Sphingomonas sp. ATCC 31555 in the presence of inorganic or organic nitrogen sources. Enriched gene expression and pathway analysis suggest that organic nitrogen sources significantly enhanced the expression of genes in central metabolic pathways of Sphingomonas sp. ATCC 31555 and those critical for welan synthesis compared to that observed using inorganic nitrogen sources. The present study improves our understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying the use of nitrogen in welan synthesis in Sphingomonas sp., as well as provides an important transcriptome resource for Sphingomonas sp. in relation to nitrogen sources. Sphingomonas sp. ATCC 31555 strain (stored in our laboratory) was first seeded in an inoculum medium (20 g/L glucose, 3 g/L yeast extract, 3 g/L malt extract, and 5 g/L fish meal protein peptone, pH 7.0), and then cultured in a fermentation medium containing 40 g/L sucrose, 4.0 g/L nitrogen source, 0.6 g/L KH2PO4, and 0.2 g/L MgSO4.7H2O at 37°C. The nitrogen sources used in the present study were as follows: NaNO3 (4.0 g/L) as inorganic nitrogen (IN), beef extract (4.0 g/L) as organic nitrogen (ON), and NaNO3 (1.5 g/L) + beef extract (2.5 g/L) as complex nitrogen (CN). All cultivations were conducted in flasks with constant rotary shaking at 400–1,000 rpm and 37°C.
Project description:Gene Expression Analysis of Curdlan Production in Agrobacterium sp. ATCC 31749 Overall design: Two conditions are compared with four biological replicates of each condition, corresponding to eight total samples. The control condition was sampled at 22 hours during the exponential growth phase when no curdlan is produced. The second condition was sampled at 70 hours after the initiation of curdlan production, corresponding to approximately 100 hours.