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Effects of mutation of 2,3-butanediol formation pathway on glycerol metabolism and 1,3-propanediol production by Klebsiella pneumoniae J2B
- Kumar, Vinod, Durgapal, Meetu, Sankaranarayanan, Mugesh, Somasundar, Ashok, Rathnasingh, Chelladurai, Song, HyoHak, Seung, Doyoung, Park, Sunghoon
- Bioresource technology 2016 v.214 pp. 432-440
- Klebsiella pneumoniae, bioreactors, cell growth, culture media, glyceraldehyde 3-phosphate, glycerol, glycolysis, lactate dehydrogenase, mutants, mutation, operon, pyruvic acid
- The current study investigates the impact of mutation of 2,3-butanediol (BDO) formation pathway on glycerol metabolism and 1,3-propanediol (PDO) production by lactate dehydrogenase deficient mutant of Klebsiella pneumoniae J2B. To this end, BDO pathway genes, budA, budB, budC and budO (whole-bud operon), were deleted from K. pneumoniae J2B ΔldhA and the mutants were studied for glycerol metabolism and alcohols (PDO, BDO) production. ΔbudO-mutant-only could completely abolish BDO production, but with reductions in cell growth and PDO production. By modifying the culture medium, the ΔbudO mutant could recover its performance on the flask scale. However, in bioreactor experiments, the ΔbudO mutant accumulated a significant amount of pyruvate (>73mM) in the late phase and PDO production stopped concomitantly. Glycolytic intermediates of glycerol, especially glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate (G3P) was highly inhibitory to glycerol dehydratase (GDHt); its accumulation, followed by pyruvate accumulation, was assumed to be responsible for the ΔbudO mutant’s low PDO production.