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Sucrose supplementation suppressed the growth inhibition in polyhydroxyalkanoate-producing plants

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Title: Sucrose supplementation suppressed the growth inhibition in polyhydroxyalkanoate-producing plants
Authors: Yoshizumi, Takeshi Browse this author
Yamada, Miwa Browse this author
Higuchi-Takeuchi, Mieko Browse this author
Matsumoto, Ken′ichiro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Taguchi, Seiichi Browse this author
Matsui, Minami Browse this author
Numata, Keiji Browse this author
Keywords: biosynthesis
metabolic pathway
Issue Date: 31-Mar-2017
Publisher: 日本植物細胞分子生物学会
Journal Title: Plant Biotechnology
Volume: 34
Issue: 1
Start Page: 39
End Page: 43
Publisher DOI: 10.5511/plantbiotechnology.16.1121a
Abstract: Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) is a thermoplastic polymer with several advantageous properties, including biomass origin, biocompatibility, and biodegradability. PHA is synthesized in transgenic plants harboring 3 enzymatic genes: phaA, phaB, and phaC (collectively referred to as phaABC). PHA-producing plants exhibit severe growth inhibition that leads to extremely low PHA accumulation when these enzymes are localized in the cytosol. This growth inhibition could be attributed to the deleterious effects of the PHA biosynthetic pathway on endogenous essential metabolites or to PHA cytotoxicity itself. We performed precise morphological observations of phaABC-overexpressing Arabidopsis (ABC-ox), which displayed typical growth inhibition. On growth medium without sucrose, ABC-ox exhibited a pale green phenotype, dwarfism, including small cotyledons and true leaves, and short roots. ABC-ox partially recovered from this growth inhibition when the growth medium was supplemented with 1% sucrose. This recovery was reversed after ABC-ox grown on 1% sucrose medium was transferred to soil. ABC-ox grown on 1% sucrose medium not only demonstrated recovery from growth inhibition but were also the only examined plants with PHA accumulation, suggesting that growth inhibition was not caused by PHA cytotoxicity but rather by a lack of essential metabolites.
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