We characterized a trifluoroleucine-resistant mutant of Saccharomyces cerevisiae, TFL20, that has a mutation in the LEU4 gene. We monitored the concentration of extracellular i-AmOH and intracellular amino acids, and compared the ratios of gene expression in TFL20 with the wild-type strain, K30. We found that the LEU1, LEU2, and BAT1 genes were up-regulated in TFL20 for metabolism, and that TFL20 simultaneously produced as much i-AmOH and leucine as K30 does.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Analytical Chemistry
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
- Molecular Biology
- Organic Chemistry