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  • Production and characterization of medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate with high 3-hydroxytetradecanoate monomer content by fadB and fadA knockout mutant of Pseudomonas putida KT2442.

Production and characterization of medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoate with high 3-hydroxytetradecanoate monomer content by fadB and fadA knockout mutant of Pseudomonas putida KT2442.

Applied microbiology and biotechnology (2007-08-02)
Wenkuan Liu, Guo-Qiang Chen
ABSTRACT

Medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates (mcl-PHA) consisting of 3-hydroxyhexanoate (HHx), 3-hydroxyoctanoate (HO), 3-hydroxydecanoate, 3-hydroxydodecanoate, and high-content 3-hydroxytetradecanoate (HTD) was produced by knockout mutant Pseudomonas putida KT2442 termed P. putida KTOY06. When grown on 6 to14 g/L single-carbon-source tetradecanoic acid, P. putida KTOY06, which beta-oxidation pathway was weakened by deleting genes of 3-ketoacyl-coenzyme A (CoA) thiolase (fadA) and 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase (fadB), for the first time, produced several mcl-PHA including 31 to 49 mol% HTD as a major monomer. HHx contents in these mcl-PHAs remained approximately constant at less than 3 mol%. In addition, large amounts of oligo-HTD were detected in cells, indicating the limited ability of P. putida KTOY06 in polymerizing long-chain-length 3-hydroxyalkanoates. The mcl-PHA containing high HTD monomer contents was found to have both higher crystallinity and improved tensile strength compared with that of typical mcl-PHA.

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DL-β-Hydroxymyristic acid, ≥98%