Application of the Cre/loxP Site-Specific Recombination System for Gene Transformation in Aurantiochytrium limacinum
AbstractThe Cre/loxP site-specific recombination system was applied to Aurantiochytrium limacinum to obtain a transformant without the antibiotic resistance marker gene. First, the enhanced green fluorescent protein gene (egfp) and chloramphenicol resistance gene (Cmr), along with the two loxP loci, were integrated into the genome of A. limacinum OUC88 using 18S rDNA sequences as the homologous recombination sites. Then plasmid pSH65, containing a zeocin resistance gene (Bler) was transferred into A. limacinum OUC_CG. After induction with galactose, repeated passage in culture and PCR-based assessment, the pSH65 plasmid was lost and A. limacinum OUC_EG host was shown to no longer have resistance to 100 mg chloramphenicol/L or 5 mg zeocin/L. Through southern blotting and fluorescence detection, egfp was found to be integrated into the genome of A. limacinum OUC_EG, and EGFP was successfully expressed in the cells. The successful application of the Cre/loxP system demonstrates an experimental basis for genetic modification of A. limacinum so as to obtain transformed strains with no antibiotic resistance marker genes. View Full-Text
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Sun, H.; Chen, H.; Zang, X.; Hou, P.; Zhou, B.; Liu, Y.; Wu, F.; Cao, X.; Zhang, X. Application of the Cre/loxP Site-Specific Recombination System for Gene Transformation in Aurantiochytrium limacinum. Molecules 2015, 20, 10110-10121.
Sun H, Chen H, Zang X, Hou P, Zhou B, Liu Y, Wu F, Cao X, Zhang X. Application of the Cre/loxP Site-Specific Recombination System for Gene Transformation in Aurantiochytrium limacinum. Molecules. 2015; 20(6):10110-10121.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sun, Hengyi; Chen, Hao; Zang, Xiaonan; Hou, Pan; Zhou, Bingbing; Liu, Yuantao; Wu, Fei; Cao, Xiaofei; Zhang, Xuecheng. 2015. "Application of the Cre/loxP Site-Specific Recombination System for Gene Transformation in Aurantiochytrium limacinum." Molecules 20, no. 6: 10110-10121.