Combined genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and physiological characterization of the growth of Pecoramyces sp. F1 in Monoculture and Co-culture with a Syntrophic Methanogen

Yuanfei Li, Yuqi Li, Wei Jin, Thomas J. Sharpton, Roderick I. Mackie, Isaac Cann, Yanfen Cheng, Weiyun Zhu

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Abstract

In this study, the effects of a syntrophic methanogen on the growth of Pecoramyces sp. F1 was investigated by characterizing fermentation profiles, as well as functional genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic analysis. The estimated genome size, GC content, and protein coding regions of strain F1 are 106.83 Mb, 16.07%, and 23.54%, respectively. Comparison of the fungal monoculture with the methanogen co-culture demonstrated that during the fermentation of glucose, the co-culture initially expressed and then down-regulated a large number of genes encoding both enzymes involved in intermediate metabolism and plant cell wall degradation. However, the number of up-regulated proteins doubled at the late-growth stage in the co-culture. In addition, we provide a mechanistic understanding of the metabolism of this fungus in co-culture with a syntrophic methanogen. Further experiments are needed to explore this interaction during degradation of more complex plant cell wall substrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number435
JournalFrontiers in Microbiology
Volume10
Issue numberMAR
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

Keywords

  • Anaerobic fungus
  • Genome
  • ITRAQ
  • Metabolism
  • Methanogen
  • RNAseq

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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