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[Improvement of beer anti-staling capability by genetically modifying industrial brewing yeast with high glutathione content].

Authors
  • Jiang, Kai1
  • Li, Qi
  • Gu, Guo-Xian
  • 1 The Key Laboratory of Industrial Biotechnology, Ministry of Education, Southern Yangtze University, Wuxi 214122, China. , (China)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Sheng wu gong cheng xue bao = Chinese journal of biotechnology
Publication Date
Nov 01, 2007
Volume
23
Issue
6
Pages
1071–1076
Identifiers
PMID: 18257239
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Based on homologous recombination, recombinant plasmid pRKG was constructed by replacing the internal fragment of 18S rDNA of pRJ-5 with a copy of gamma-glutamylcysteine synthetase gene (GSH1) from the industrial brewing yeast strain G03 and a copy of G418 resistance gene (Kan) used as the dominant selection marker respectively. The fragment 18s rDNA::( Kan-GSH1) obtained through the PCR reaction was integrated to the chromosomal DNA of G03 strain, and recombinants were screened by G418 resistance. It was shown that the GSH content of beer fermented with the recombinant strain SG1 was 16.6% higher than that of G03, and no significant difference in routine fermentation parameters was found. To test the genetic stability, strains SG1 was inoculated into flasks and transfered continuously 5 times. The intracellular glutathione content of strain kept constant basically. It is an instructive attempt of genetically modifing industrial brewing yeast, as GSH1 was obtained from the host itself.

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