Characterization of stress processes of Phaffia rhodozyma stress-resistant mutant

Horváth, E. and Papp, G. and Gazdag, Z. and Belágyi, J. and Blaskó, Á. and Deli, J. and Vágvölgyi, Cs. and Pesti, M. (2011) Characterization of stress processes of Phaffia rhodozyma stress-resistant mutant. Acta Biologica Hungarica, 62 (2). pp. 204-210. ISSN 0236-5383

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A carotenoid-less Phaffia rhodozyma mutant (MCP 325) exhibited significantly higher resistance to oxidative stressors such as menadione, H2O2 and K2Cr2O7 than its astaxanthin-producing parental strain (MCP 324). The absence of carotenoids in the mutant did not explain this phenomenon. The cause of the decreased superoxide, hydroxyl radical and glutathione contents, the increased peroxide concentration and the elevated specific activity of catalase under uninduced conditions may be a second mutation. Peroxide treatment induced specific catalase activity in the mutant but not in the parental strain. Regulation of these processes led to the result that, in spite of the mutations, the two strains exhibited the same multiplication rate and generation time.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QH Natural history / természetrajz
Depositing User: Endre Sarvay
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2017 16:17
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2017 16:17

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