Improving xylitol production through recombinant expression of xylose reductase in the white-rot fungus Phanerochaete sordida YK-624
We generated an expression construct consisting of the xylose reductase (XR) gene (xr) from Phanerochaete chrysosporium. Transformant X7 exhibited increased xylitol production and markedly higher XR activities than the wild-type strain. RT-PCR analysis demonstrated that the increased XR activity was associated with constant expression of the recombinant xr gene.
Journal: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering - Volume 120, Issue 1, July 2015, Pages 6–8