A pyruvate decarboxylase gene from Aspergillus parasiticus

Abstract

A gene encoding a putative pyruvate decarboxylase (EC 4.1.1.1) was isolated from a genomic library of the filamentous fungus Aspergillus parasiticus strain SU-1. The deduced amino acid sequence showed 37% homology to PDC1 from Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Although A. parasiticus has an obligate growth requirement for oxygen, it produced ethanol in shake flask cultures indicating a response to anoxic conditions mediated by pyruvate decarboxylase.

Citation

FEMS Microbiology Letters (1994) 117 (2) 207-210 [DOI: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.1994.tb06766.x]

A pyruvate decarboxylase gene from Aspergillus parasiticus

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