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Brouwers, N. (author), Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Weening, S.M. (author), Elink Schuurman, Tom D. (author), Kuijpers, Niels G.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
Saccharomyces eubayanus is the non-S. cerevisiae parent of the lager-brewing hybrid S. pastorianus. In contrast to most S. cerevisiae and Frohberg-type S. pastorianus strains, S. eubayanus cannot utilize the α-tri-glucoside maltotriose, a major carbohydrate in brewer's wort. In Saccharomyces yeasts, utilization of maltotriose is encoded by...
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Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), Couwenberg, Lucas G.F. (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), De La Torre Cortés, Pilar (author), ter Horst, J. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
Targeted DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) with CRISPR-Cas9 have revolutionized genetic modification by enabling efficient genome editing in a broad range of eukaryotic systems. Accurate gene editing is possible with near-perfect efficiency in haploid or (predominantly) homozygous genomes. However, genomes exhibiting polyploidy and/or high...
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de Graaff, D.R. (author), Felz, S. (author), Neu, Thomas R. (author), Pronk, M. (author), van Loosdrecht, Mark C.M. (author), Lin, Y. (author)
Sialic acids have been discovered in the extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) of seawater-adapted aerobic granular sludge (AGS). Sialic acids are a group of monosaccharides with a nine-carbon backbone, commonly found in mammalian cells and pathogenic bacteria, and frequently described to protect EPS molecules and cells from attack by...
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Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), Koster, C.C. (author), Weening, S.M. (author), Luttik, M.A.H. (author), Kuijpers, N.G.A. (author), Geertman, Jan Maarten A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
Interspecies hybrids of Saccharomyces species are found in a variety of industrial environments and often outperform their parental strains in industrial fermentation processes. Interspecies hybridization is therefore increasingly considered as an approach for improvement and diversification of yeast strains for industrial application....
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Bracher, J.M. (author), Martinez-Rodriguez, Oscar A. (author), Dekker, W.J.C. (author), Verhoeven, M.D. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
Expression of a heterologous xylose isomerase, deletion of the GRE3 aldose-reductase gene and overexpression of genes encoding xylulokinase (XKS1) and non-oxidative pentose-phosphate-pathway enzymes (RKI1, RPE1, TAL1, TKL1) enables aerobic growth of Saccharomyces cerevisiae on d-xylose. However, literature reports differ on whether anaerobic...
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Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), Voskamp, Maaike (author), van Aalst, Aafke (author), Kristensen, L.H. (author), Jansen, Liset (author), Salazar, A.N. (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Brouwers, N. (author), Abeel, T.E.P.M.F. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
Saccharomyces pastorianus lager-brewing yeasts are domesticated hybrids of S. cerevisiae x S. eubayanus that display extensive inter-strain chromosome copy number variation and chromosomal recombinations. It is unclear to what extent such genome rearrangements are intrinsic to the domestication of hybrid brewing yeasts and whether they...
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Wijsman, M. (author), Swiat, M.A. (author), Marques, W.L. (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), De La Torre Cortés, Pilar (author), Mans, R. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author), Daran-Lapujade, P.A.S. (author)
Hexose transporter-deficient yeast strains are valuable testbeds for the study of sugar transport by native and heterologous transporters. In the popular Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain EBY.VW4000, deletion of 21 transporters completely abolished hexose transport. However, repeated use of the LoxP/Cre system in successive deletion rounds also...
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Pronk, J.W. (author)
doctoral thesis 2018
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Papapetridis, I. (author), Goudriaan, M. (author), De Keijzer, Nikita A. (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
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Bracher, J.M. (author), Verhoeven, M.D. (author), Wisselink, H. Wouter (author), Crimi, B. (author), Nijland, Jeroen G. (author), Driessen, Arnold J.M. (author), Klaassen, Paul (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Daran, J.G. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
Background: l-Arabinose occurs at economically relevant levels in lignocellulosic hydrolysates. Its low-affinity uptake via the Saccharomyces cerevisiae Gal2 galactose transporter is inhibited by d-glucose. Especially at low concentrations of l-arabinose, uptake is an important rate-controlling step in the complete conversion of these...
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Verhoeven, M.D. (author), de Valk, S.C. (author), Daran, J.G. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
D-Glucose, D-xylose and L-arabinose are major sugars in lignocellulosic hydrolysates. This study explores fermentation of glucose-xylose-arabinose mixtures by a consortium of three ‘specialist’ Saccharomyces cerevisiae strains. A D-glucose- and L-arabinose-tolerant xylose specialist was constructed by eliminating hexose phosphorylation in an...
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Jürgens, H. (author), Varela, Javier A. (author), Gorter de Vries, A.R. (author), Perli, T. (author), Rajkumar, Arun S. (author), Mans, R. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Morrissey, John P. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
While CRISPR-Cas9-mediated genome editing has transformed yeast research, current plasmids and cassettes for Cas9 and guide-RNA expression are species specific. CRISPR tools that function in multiple yeast species could contribute to the intensifying research on non-conventional yeasts. A plasmid carrying a pangenomic origin of replication...
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Mans, R. (author), Daran, J.G. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
Evolutionary engineering, which uses laboratory evolution to select for industrially relevant traits, is a popular strategy in the development of high-performing yeast strains for industrial production of fuels and chemicals. By integrating whole-genome sequencing, bioinformatics, classical genetics and genome-editing techniques, evolutionary...
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Marques, W.L. (author), van der Woude, L.N. (author), Luttik, M.A.H. (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Mans, R. (author), Gombert, Andreas K. (author)
Knowledge on the genetic factors important for the efficient expression of plant transporters in yeast is still very limited. Phaseolus vulgaris sucrose facilitator 1 (PvSuf1), a presumable uniporter, was an essential component in a previously published strategy aimed at increasing ATP yield in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. However, attempts to...
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Jürgens, H. (author), Niemeijer, M.S. (author), Jennings-Antipov, Laura D. (author), Mans, R. (author), Morel, Jack (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Gardner, Timothy S. (author)
Open data in science requires precise definition of experimental procedures used in data generation, but traditional practices for sharing protocols and data cannot provide the required data contextualization. Here, we explore implementation, in an academic research setting, of a novel cloud-based software system designed to address this...
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de Graaff, D.R. (author), van Dijk, E.J.H. (author), van Loosdrecht, Mark C.M. (author), Pronk, M. (author)
For a stable operation, the aerobic granular sludge process requires mechanically strong granules in balance with the shear forces in the reactor. Despite a wide general interest in granular stability, the mechanical strength of both anaerobic and aerobic granular sludge received very little attention. In this study, a high-shear method for...
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Marques, W.L. (author), Mans, R. (author), Henderson, Ryan K. (author), Marella, Eko Roy (author), ter Horst, J. (author), de Hulster, A.F. (author), Poolman, Bert (author), Daran, J.G. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Gombert, Andreas K. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author)
Anaerobic industrial fermentation processes do not require aeration and intensive mixing and the accompanying cost savings are beneficial for production of chemicals and fuels. However, the free-energy conservation of fermentative pathways is often insufficient for the production and export of the desired compounds and/or for cellular growth...
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Brickwedde, A. (author), Brouwers, N. (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Fraiture, J.L. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
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Diderich, J.A. (author), Weening, S.M. (author), van den Broek, M.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author), Daran, J.G. (author)
Saccharomyces pastorianus is an interspecies hybrid between S. cerevisiae and S. eubayanus. The identification of the parental species of S. pastorianus enabled the de novo reconstruction of hybrids that could potentially combine a wide array of phenotypic traits. Lager yeasts are characterized by their inability to decarboxylate ferulic acid...
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Papapetridis, I. (author), Verhoeven, M.D. (author), Wiersma, S.J. (author), Goudriaan, M. (author), van Maris, A.J.A. (author), Pronk, J.T. (author)
Simultaneous fermentation of glucose and xylose can contribute to improved productivity and robustness of yeast-based processes for bioethanol production from lignocellulosic hydrolysates. This study explores a novel laboratory evolution strategy for identifying mutations that contribute to simultaneous utilisation of these sugars in batch...
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