Discovery and exploitation of the transcriptional regulatory system of pectinases in Aspergillus niger
- E. Alazi
- Wednesday 6 June 2018
- Academy Building
2311 GJ Leiden
Pectin is a plant cell wall polysaccharide made of mainly D-galacturonic acid (GA)subunits. The potency of Apergilius niger to naturally secrete high amounts of pectinases to degrade pectin has been utilized for the industrial production of pectinases. In this thesis the transcriptional activator GaaR, required for the expression of the genes encoding several pectinases, the (putative) GA transporters and the GA catabolic pathway enzymes was identified.
- Prof. P.J. Punt
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