Production of green fluorescent protein by the methylotrophic bacterium Methylobacterium extorquens
UNSPECIFIED. (2000) Production of green fluorescent protein by the methylotrophic bacterium Methylobacterium extorquens. FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS, 193 (2). pp. 195-200. ISSN 0378-1097Full text not available from this repository.
The production of green fluorescent protein (GFP) in Methylobacterium extorquens was studied by creating Four different constructs using pJB3KmD). pRK310 and pVK101 vectors. as well as pLac and soluble methane monooxygenase (sMMO) promoters. Plasmids were introduced into the cells by electroporation. Expression of GFP by selected clones was evaluated by growing cells in complex or defined media. The use of pRK310 as an expression vector containing the lacZ promoter resulted in a 100-fold increase of GFP production when compared to cells containing the pLac-GFP-pJB3KmD construct. Higher production of GFP was observed also in cells containing pLac-GFP-pRK310 and pmmoX-GFP-pVK101 constructs. While the transcriptional regulation of the smmo gene in Methylosinus trichosporium OB3b is known to be copper-dependent. expression of GFP by M. extorquens clones harboring pmmo X-promoters was not strongly controlled by the presence of copper in the medium. The production of GFP was generally constant throughout the growth of M. extorquens carrying the pLac-GFP-pRK310 construct. GFP yields varied between 850 and 1000 mug of GFP g biomass(-1). However, the yield of GFP in cells carrying pmmoX-GFP-pVK101 was somewhat reduced after the mid-exponential phase of growth. Microbiological Societies. Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QR Microbiology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||FEMS MICROBIOLOGY LETTERS|
|Publisher:||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Date:||15 December 2000|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 195-200|
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