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
- 10COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 12COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 21COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 23COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 25COMPATIBLE WITH RFC
- 1000Illegal BsaI site found at 1068
Illegal BsaI.rc site found at 1399
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.
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.
This is the sequencing for colony 2.