JEWLScholar@MTSU Repository

Designing and Demonstrating the Use of a Bioluminescent Genetic Tool Set in Scheffersomyces stipitis

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisor Robertson, Brian
dc.contributor.author Reichard, Walter David
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-04T20:13:33Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-04T20:13:33Z
dc.date.issued 2017-06-28
dc.identifier.uri http://jewlscholar.mtsu.edu/xmlui/handle/mtsu/5398
dc.description.abstract Scheffersomyces stipitis is the most efficient xylose fermenting yeast currently characterized, which could potentially be utilized in a lignocellulosic fermentation consortium. The genetics of S. stipitis are not as well studied as other species of yeast because S. stipitis is a member of a group of yeast known as the “CUG clade”. Yeast species in the “CUG clade” translate the codon CUG differently from most eukaryotic organisms, instead adding a serine to the protein product instead of a leucine. This alternative translation inhibits the modularity of established selectable markers and reporter systems such as CBG99 in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Foreign genes need to be codon optimized, changing CTG codons into different leucine codons in order to allow the proteins coded from these genes to retain their native amino acid sequence, structure and function. The work presented in this thesis demonstrate a codon optimized bioluminescent tool set used in S. stipitis, as well as what it can be used for.
dc.publisher Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject Bioluminescence
dc.subject CBG
dc.subject Ethanol
dc.subject Genetics
dc.subject Xylose
dc.subject Yeast
dc.title Designing and Demonstrating the Use of a Bioluminescent Genetic Tool Set in Scheffersomyces stipitis
dc.type Thesis
dc.contributor.committeemember Altman, Elliot
dc.contributor.committeemember Elrod-Erickson, Matthew
dc.thesis.degreelevel Masters
dc.thesis.degreegrantor Middle Tennessee State University
dc.subject.umi Biology
dc.subject.umi Genetics
dc.subject.umi Microbiology
dc.description.degree M.S.
dc.contributor.department Biology


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search JEWLScholar@MTSU


Browse

My Account

Statistics