[Biosynthesis of α-lipoic acid in Gluconobacter oxydans increases the production of vitamin C by one-step fermentation].Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao 2019; 35(7):1266-1276SW
In a one-step fermentation system of vitamin C production with Gluconobacter oxydans and Ketogulonicigenium vulgare, a functional module of α-lipoic acid biosynthesis was constructed in G. oxydans. The engineered G. oxydans was co-cultured with K. vulgare to enhance the growth and 2-keto-L-gulonic acid (2-KGA) production of K. vulgare. This one-step fermentation system alleviated the growth inhibition during the mono-culture of K. vulgare and strengthened the interaction between the two bacteria. Moreover, the yield of vitamin C precursor (2-KGA) increased to 73.34 g/L (the control group was 59.09 g/L), and the conversion of D-sorbitol to 2-KGA increased to 86.0%. This study provides a new idea for further optimizing the one-step fermentation system of vitamin C production.