Sustained Production of Amino Acids by Immobilized Analogue-resistant Mutants of a Cyanobacterium Anacystis nidulans BD-1

Suvendra Nath Bagchi, Nandula Seshgiri Rao

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Abstract

Batch cultures of Anacystis nidulans BD-1 resistant to azaleucine and fluorotyrosine produced and liberated a wide range of amino acids, notably glutamic acid, alanine, phenylalanine, leucine, isoleucine, cysteine and methionine. Sustained liberation for prolonged periods was achieved after immobilization on calcium alginate and the net concentration in the medium was 0.18-0.2 g 1-1. While acetohydroxy acid synthase in azaleucine-resistant mutant lost leucine- and isoleucine-sensitivity, fluorotyrosine-resistant strain turned phenylalanine activating. The activities of nitrate assimilating enzymes were also higher in the mutants and were relaxed from ammonium-repression. The metabolic adjustments involved in amino acid overproduction are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)341-344
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Microbiology and Biotechnology
Volume7
Issue number5
StatePublished - Dec 1 1997

Keywords

  • Amino acid overproduction
  • Cyanobacteria (Anacystis nidulans)
  • Enzyme deregulation
  • Immobilization

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