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Title: Transcriptomic Profiles of Zymomonas mobilis 8b to Furfural Acute and Long-Term Stress in Both Glucose and Xylose Conditions

Abstract

Zymomonas mobilis 8b is an ethanologenic bacterium engineered to utilize both glucose and xylose. The impacts of lignocellulosic hydrolyzate inhibitors on the growth of Zymomonas mobilis 8b have been investigated. However, the molecular responses of these inhibitors have not been completely elucidated yet. In this study, molecular responses to furfural were investigated using transcriptomic approaches of both chip-based microarray and a directional mRNA-Seq. Furfural acute shock time-course experiment with 3 g/L furfural supplemented when cells reached exponential phase and stress response experiment in the presence of 2 g/L furfural from the beginning of fermentation were carried out to study the physiological and transcriptional profiles of short-term and long-term effects of furfural on 8b. Furfural negatively affected 8b growth in terms of final biomass and the fermentation time. Transcriptomic studies indicated that the response of 8b to furfural was dynamic and complex, and differences existed between short-term shock and long-term stress responses. However, the gene function categories were similar with most down-regulated genes related to translation and biosynthesis, while the furfural up-regulated genes were mostly related to general stress responses. Several gene candidates have been identified and genetic studies indicated that expression of ZMO0465 and cysteine synthase operon ZMO0003-0006 driven bymore » its native promoter in a shuttle vector enhanced the furfural tolerance of 8b. In addition, the relationship between microarray and mRNA-Seq was compared with good correlations. The directional mRNA-Seq data not only provided the gene expression profiling, but also can be applied for transcriptional architecture improvement to identify and confirm operons, novel transcripts, hypothetical gene functions, transcriptional start sites, and promoters with different strength.« less

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [2];  [1];  [2];  [3];  [1];  [1]
  1. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
  2. Hubei University
  3. Oak Ridge National Laboratory
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National Renewable Energy Lab. (NREL), Golden, CO (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Biological and Environmental Research (BER) (SC-23)
OSTI Identifier:
1605704
Report Number(s):
[NREL/JA-5100-76192]
Grant/Contract Number:  
[AC36-08GO28308]
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Frontiers in Microbiology
Additional Journal Information:
[ Journal Volume: 11]
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
09 BIOMASS FUELS; Zymomonas mobilis 8b; furfural; xylose; transcriptomics; microarray; directional mRNA-Seq

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Yang, Shihui, Franden, Mary A, Wang, Xia, Chou, Yat C, Hu, Yun, Brown, Steven D., Pienkos, Philip T, and Zhang, Min. Transcriptomic Profiles of Zymomonas mobilis 8b to Furfural Acute and Long-Term Stress in Both Glucose and Xylose Conditions. United States: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2020.00013.
Yang, Shihui, Franden, Mary A, Wang, Xia, Chou, Yat C, Hu, Yun, Brown, Steven D., Pienkos, Philip T, & Zhang, Min. Transcriptomic Profiles of Zymomonas mobilis 8b to Furfural Acute and Long-Term Stress in Both Glucose and Xylose Conditions. United States. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2020.00013.
Yang, Shihui, Franden, Mary A, Wang, Xia, Chou, Yat C, Hu, Yun, Brown, Steven D., Pienkos, Philip T, and Zhang, Min. Thu . "Transcriptomic Profiles of Zymomonas mobilis 8b to Furfural Acute and Long-Term Stress in Both Glucose and Xylose Conditions". United States. doi:10.3389/fmicb.2020.00013.
@article{osti_1605704,
title = {Transcriptomic Profiles of Zymomonas mobilis 8b to Furfural Acute and Long-Term Stress in Both Glucose and Xylose Conditions},
author = {Yang, Shihui and Franden, Mary A and Wang, Xia and Chou, Yat C and Hu, Yun and Brown, Steven D. and Pienkos, Philip T and Zhang, Min},
abstractNote = {Zymomonas mobilis 8b is an ethanologenic bacterium engineered to utilize both glucose and xylose. The impacts of lignocellulosic hydrolyzate inhibitors on the growth of Zymomonas mobilis 8b have been investigated. However, the molecular responses of these inhibitors have not been completely elucidated yet. In this study, molecular responses to furfural were investigated using transcriptomic approaches of both chip-based microarray and a directional mRNA-Seq. Furfural acute shock time-course experiment with 3 g/L furfural supplemented when cells reached exponential phase and stress response experiment in the presence of 2 g/L furfural from the beginning of fermentation were carried out to study the physiological and transcriptional profiles of short-term and long-term effects of furfural on 8b. Furfural negatively affected 8b growth in terms of final biomass and the fermentation time. Transcriptomic studies indicated that the response of 8b to furfural was dynamic and complex, and differences existed between short-term shock and long-term stress responses. However, the gene function categories were similar with most down-regulated genes related to translation and biosynthesis, while the furfural up-regulated genes were mostly related to general stress responses. Several gene candidates have been identified and genetic studies indicated that expression of ZMO0465 and cysteine synthase operon ZMO0003-0006 driven by its native promoter in a shuttle vector enhanced the furfural tolerance of 8b. In addition, the relationship between microarray and mRNA-Seq was compared with good correlations. The directional mRNA-Seq data not only provided the gene expression profiling, but also can be applied for transcriptional architecture improvement to identify and confirm operons, novel transcripts, hypothetical gene functions, transcriptional start sites, and promoters with different strength.},
doi = {10.3389/fmicb.2020.00013},
journal = {Frontiers in Microbiology},
number = ,
volume = [11],
place = {United States},
year = {2020},
month = {1}
}

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