ResearchPad - genetics-of-microorganisms https://www.researchpad.co Default RSS Feed en-us © 2020 Newgen KnowledgeWorks <![CDATA[Genome sequence of <i>Shewanella corallii</i> strain A687 isolated from pufferfish (<i>Sphoeroides spengleri</i>)]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_12466 We present here the genome sequence of Shewanella corallii strain A687 isolated from pufferfish Sphoeroides spengleri (Family Tetraodontidae). The assembly consists of 5,215,037 bp and contains 284 contigs, with a G+C content of 50.3%.

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<![CDATA[CRZ1 regulator and calcium cooperatively modulate holocellulases gene expression in <i>Trichoderma reesei</i> QM6a]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/elastic_article_6283 Trichoderma reesei is the main filamentous fungus used in industry to produce cellulases. Here we investigated the role of CRZ1 and Ca2+signaling in the fungus T. reesei QM6a concerning holocellulases production. For this, we first searched for potential CRZ1 binding sites in promoter regions of key genes coding holocellulases, as well as transcriptional regulators and sugar and calcium transporters. Using a nearly constructed T. reeseiAcrz1 strain, we demonstrated that most of the genes expected to be regulated by CRZ1 were affected in the mutant strain induced with sugarcane bagasse (SCB) and cellulose. In particular, our data demonstrate that Ca2+ acts synergistically with CRZ1 to modulate gene expression, but also exerts CRZ1-independent regulatory role in gene expression in T. reesei, highlighting the role of the major regulator Ca2+ on the signaling for holocellulases transcriptional control in the most part of cellulases genes here investigated. This work presents new evidence on the regulatory role of CRZ1 and Ca2+ sensing in the regulation of cellulolytic enzymes in T. reesei, evidencing significant and previously unknown function of this Ca2+sensing system in the control key transcriptional regulators (XYR1 and CRE1) and on the expression of genes related to sugar and Ca2+ transport.

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<![CDATA[Role of error-prone DNA polymerases in spontaneous mutagenesis in <i>Caulobacter crescentus</i> ]]> https://www.researchpad.co/article/N74579fa1-0079-452d-b9df-d51f0710b0d7 Spontaneous mutations are important players in evolution. Nevertheless, there is a paucity of information about the mutagenic processes operating in most bacterial species. In this work, we implemented two forward mutational markers for studies in Caulobacter crescentus. We confirmed previous results in which A:T → G:C transitions are the most prevalent type of spontaneous base substitutions in this organism, although there is considerable deviation from this trend in one of the loci analyzed. We also investigated the role of dinB and imuC, encoding error-prone DNA polymerases, in spontaneous mutagenesis in this GC-rich organism. Both dinB and imuC mutant strains show comparable mutation rates to the parental strain. Nevertheless, both strains show differences in the base substitution patterns, and the dinB mutant strain shows a striking reduction in the number of spontaneous -1 deletions and an increase in C:G → T:A transitions in both assays.

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