ARA1 regulates not only l-arabinose but also d-galactose catabolism in Trichoderma reesei

Tiziano Benocci, Maria Victoria Aguilar-Pontes, Roland Sándor Kun, Bernhard Seiboth, Ronald P de Vries, Paul Daly

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Abstract

Trichoderma reesei is used to produce saccharifying enzyme cocktails for biofuels. There is limited understanding of the transcription factors (TFs) that regulate genes involved in release and catabolism of l-arabinose and d-galactose, as the main TF XYR1 is only partially involved. Here, the T. reesei ortholog of ARA1 from Pyricularia oryzae that regulates l-arabinose releasing and catabolic genes was deleted and characterized by growth profiling and transcriptomics along with a xyr1 mutant and xyr1/ara1 double mutant. Our results show that in addition to the l-arabinose-related role, T. reesei ARA1 is essential for expression of d-galactose releasing and catabolic genes, while XYR1 is not involved in this process.

Original languageEnglish
JournalFEBS Letters
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Publication statusPublished - 07 Dec 2017

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