Coding

Part:BBa_K530000

Designed by: Daniel Wolozny   Group: iGEM11_Johns_Hopkins   (2011-08-01)

CRTYB

Enzyme in the pathway required for B-Carotene Synthesis. This enzyme is a combination, it is the full Phytoene Synthase enzyme spliced with a Lycopene B-Cyclase enzymatic domain. This sequence was taken from a WT strain of xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous. It catalyzes both the conversion of Geranylgeranyl diphosphate to Phytoene and Lycopene to B-Carotene.

Sequence and Features


Assembly Compatibility:
  • 10
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[10]
  • 12
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[12]
  • 21
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[21]
  • 23
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[23]
  • 25
    COMPATIBLE WITH RFC[25]
  • 1000
    INCOMPATIBLE WITH RFC[1000]
    Illegal BsaI site found at 1068
    Illegal BsaI.rc site found at 1399


Plasmid Map

CrtYB Plasmid Map.png

Characterization of performance

Below we can see the beta-carotene production levels on a per cell basis for different combinations of parts involved in beta-carotene synthesis. These are compared with a wild type control. tHMG1 is used to funnel more initial substrate into the pathway and although useful, was not submitted as a part. 2I indicates that two copies of crtI were used.

Vitachar.PNG

Localization of crtYB-mCherry and beta-carotene in yeast

Yeast cells, previously engineered to express all genes in the beta carotene biosynthetic pathway were subsequently transformed with a copy of crtYB C-terminally tagged with mCherry. The subcellular localization pattern of mCherry (crtYB-mCherry) was then assessed by fluorescence microscopy as compared to the parental, untagged control strain (crtYB) under identical conditions. Autofluorescence of beta carotene using a filter set for fluorescein fluorescence was also performed. Yeast cells are shown using differential interference contrast (DIC). Microscopy was performed at 1000X magnification.

MCherry tagging of CRTYB.png

Sequencing

CrtYB Sequencing 2.png


This is the sequencing for colony 2.

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