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Record number 552066
Title Overexpression of delta-12 desaturase in the yeast Schwanniomyces occidentalis enhances the production of linoleic acid
Author(s) Lamers, Dennis; Visscher, Bram; Weusthuis, Ruud A.; Francke, Christof; Wijffels, René H.; Lokman, Christien
Source Bioresource Technology 289 (2019). - ISSN 0960-8524
Department(s) Bioprocess Engineering
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2019
Keyword(s) FAD2 - Fatty acid desaturase - Linoleic acid - Schwanniomyces occidentalis

The oleaginous yeast Schwanniomyces occidentalis was previously isolated because of its excellent suitability to convert lignocellulosic hydrolysates into triacyl glycerides: it is able to use a broad range of sugars and is able to tolerate high concentrations of lignocellulosic hydrolysate inhibitors. Compared to other oleaginous yeasts S. occidentalis however produces a low content of unsaturated fatty acids. We show here that the linoleic acid content can be significantly improved by (over)expression Δ12-desaturases derived from S. occidentalis and Fusarium moniliforme. Expression was stable for the homologous expression but decreased during heterologous expression. Both homologous and heterologous expression of mCherry-Δ12-desaturase led to a 4-fold increase in linoleic acid from 0.02 g/g biomass to 0.08 g/g biomass resulting in the production of 2.23 g/L and 2.05 g/L of linoleic acid.

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