Biotechnology Letters

, 33:2225 | Cite as

Over-expression of chloroperoxidase in Caldariomyces fumago

  • Markus Buchhaupt
  • Kristina Ehrich
  • Sonja Hüttmann
  • Jan Guder
  • Jens Schrader
Original Research Paper


The filamentous fungus Caldariomyces fumago secretes a chloroperoxidase (CPO). To increase its production, we integrated a CPO-expression cassette into the non-transcribed spacer regions of the rDNA in C. fumago. One strain was obtained that had twice the CPO activity when grown in shake-flask and bioreactor compared to the wild-type. The highest CPO activity from the bioreactor cultivation was 3,236 U ml−1. This is the highest value reported so far.


Caldariomyces fumago Chloroperoxidase (CPO) Filamentous fungus Over-expression 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Markus Buchhaupt
    • 1
  • Kristina Ehrich
    • 1
  • Sonja Hüttmann
    • 1
  • Jan Guder
    • 1
  • Jens Schrader
    • 1
  1. 1.DECHEMA e.V., Biochemical EngineeringFrankfurt am MainGermany

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