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Peculiarities of the Regulation of Fermentation and Respiration in the Crabtree-Negative, Xylose-Fermenting Yeast Pichia stipitis

  • Volkmar Passoth
  • Martin Zimmermann
  • Ulrich Klinner
Part of the ABAB Symposium book series (ABAB, volume 57/58)

Abstract

The respiration of Pichia stipitis was not repressed by either high concentrations of fermentable sugars or oxygen limitation. Fermentation was not induced by high sugar concentrations, but was inactivated by aerobic conditions. The activity of pyruvate dehydrogenase was constitutive. In contrast, pyruvate decarboxylase, alcohol dehydrogenase, and aldehyde dehydrogenase were induced by a reduction in the oxygen tension. It was demonstrated that in P. stipitis, the pyruvate decarboxylase is not induced by a signal from glycolysis. Contrary to Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the pyruvate decarboxylase was not inhibited by phosphate.

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Pichia stipiti PDC PDH ADH aldehyde dehydrogenase 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Volkmar Passoth
    • 1
  • Martin Zimmermann
    • 1
  • Ulrich Klinner
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Biologie IV (Mikrobiologie)RWTH AachenAachenGermany

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