Pveg - RBS - Antifungal GAFP-1 - RBS - Antifungal D4E1 - Double terminator
This part is designed for the co-expression of two different peptides with anti-fungal activites : D4E1 and GAFP-1. The Gastrodia anti-fungal protein (GAFP-1) is a mannose-binding lectin which is able to inhibit the growth of multiples species of plant pathogenic fungi. D4E1 is a linear synthetic peptide of 17 amino acids which has shown to have antifungal activities by complexing with a sterol present in conidia's wall of a variety of fungi.
This part is composed of the translational unit of GAFP-1 (K1364002) and the translational unit of D4E1 (K1364003). The same RBS are used before both coding sequences (K78002 Strong RBS). The operon is under the control of a constitutive promotor of Bacillus subtilis : Pveg (K7823003) and includes also a double terminator (B0015).
For more information on each antifugal peptides, see the dedicated pages on the Registry :
K1364002 for GAFP-1 http://parts.igem.org/Part:BBa_K1364002
K1364003 for D4E1 http://parts.igem.org/Part:BBa_K1364003
Sequence and Features
- 10COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 12COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 21COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 23COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 25Illegal NgoMIV site found at 304
Illegal NgoMIV site found at 499
- 1000COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
Functional characterization of the BioBrick To test this part, conidia of different fungus are harvested with a drop of tween, counted and diluted. The culture medium is a "Sap-like" medium consiting of LB + agar + different sugars (see our wiki to have more information). The incubation is carried out at Room Temperature during several days. Transformed strains expressing BBa_K1364013 and WT bacteria are tested. As shown on the following figure the strain expressing D4E1+GAFP-1 has shown an antifungal activity on Trichoderma reseei.
The antifungal activity of this part has also been tested on model plants (Nicotiana benthamiana) with a pyhtopathogenic fungus (Sclerotinia sclerotiorum). The lesion size and the percentage of sites showing necrosis has been studied 40h after the infection.
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