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Glycogen Production in Marine Cyanobacterial Strain Synechococcus sp NKBG 15041c
Tokyo Univ Agr & Technol, Grad Sch Engn, Dept Biotechnol & Life Sci, 2-24-16 Naka Cho, Koganei, Tokyo 1848588, Japan.;JST, CREST, 2-24-16 Naka Cho, Koganei, Tokyo 1848588, Japan..
Tokyo Univ Agr & Technol, Grad Sch Engn, Dept Biotechnol & Life Sci, 2-24-16 Naka Cho, Koganei, Tokyo 1848588, Japan.;JST, CREST, 2-24-16 Naka Cho, Koganei, Tokyo 1848588, Japan..
JST, CREST, 2-24-16 Naka Cho, Koganei, Tokyo 1848588, Japan.;Tokyo Univ Agr & Technol, Inst Global Innovat Res, 3-8-1 Harumi Cho, Fuchu, Tokyo 1838538, Japan..
JST, CREST, 2-24-16 Naka Cho, Koganei, Tokyo 1848588, Japan.;Shizuoka Univ, Dept Appl Chem & Biochem Engn, Naka Ku, 3-5-1 Johoku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka 4328561, Japan..
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2018 (English)In: Marine Biotechnology, ISSN 1436-2228, E-ISSN 1436-2236, Vol. 20, no 2, p. 109-117Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

An important feature offered by marine cyanobacterial strains over freshwater strains is the capacity to grow in seawater, replacing the need for often-limited freshwater. However, there are only limited numbers of marine cyanobacteria that are available for genetic manipulation and bioprocess applications. The marine unicellular cyanobacteria Synechococcus sp. strain NKBG 15041c (NKBG15041c) has been extensively studied. Recombinant DNA technologies are available for this strain, and its genomic information has been elucidated. However, an investigation of carbohydrate production, such as glycogen production, would provide information for inevitable biofuel-related compound production, but it has not been conducted. In this study, glycogen production by marine cyanobacterium NKBG15041c was investigated under different cultivation conditions. NKBG15041c yielded up to 399 mu g/ml/OD730 when cells were cultivated for 168 h in nitrogen-depleted medium (marine BG11(Delta N)) after medium replacement (336 h after inoculation). Cultivation under nitrogen-limited conditions also yielded an accumulation of glycogen in NKBG15041c cells (1 mM NaNO3, 301 mu g/ml/OD730; 3 mM NaNO3, 393 mu g/ml/OD730; and 5 mM NaNO3, 328 mu g/ml/OD730) under ambient conditions. Transcriptional analyses were carried out for 13 putative genes responsible for glycogen synthesis and catabolism that were predicted based on homology analyses with Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 (PCC6803) and Synechococcus sp. PCC7002 (PCC7002). The transcriptional analyses revealed that glycogen production in NKBG15041c under nitrogen-depleted conditions can be explained by the contribution of both increased carbon flux towards glycogen synthesis, similar to PCC6803 and PCC7002, and increased transcriptional levels of genes responsible for glycogen synthesis, which is different from the conventionally reported phenomenon, resulting in a relatively high amount of glycogen under ambient conditions compared to PCC6803 and PCC7002.

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2018. Vol. 20, no 2, p. 109-117
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Marine cyanobacteria, Synechococcus, Glycogen, Bioprocess, Carbohydrate production
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Microbiology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-351636DOI: 10.1007/s10126-017-9792-2ISI: 000429402200001PubMedID: 29330710OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-351636DiVA, id: diva2:1211707
Available from: 2018-05-31 Created: 2018-05-31 Last updated: 2018-05-31Bibliographically approved

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