In this research, the advantage of use of cellulolytic recombinant Lactobacillus plantarum as microbial inoculants for alfalfa silage fermentation was evaluated. To such purpose, two L. plantarum strains, one (L. plantarum Lp80) currently commercialised and the other (L. plantarum B41) suitable as silage microbial additive, were genetically modified by integration of celA gene, encoding an alkaline endo-1,4-beta-glucanase from Bacillus sp., in the chromosome, by means of a vector-free cloning technique. The heterologous gene was cloned in two fashions: preceded by two promoters (AC1 modification) or in translational coupling with a partial upstream ORF (AC2 modification). Therefore two different genetically modified organisms (GMOs) per each wild-type (WT), producing 43-59 U/l cellulase in 16 h, were examined. Thirty-five micro-ensiling experiments were carried out by inoculating the WT or the derived GMOs. L. plantarum B41AC1 cellulolytic clone exhibited significantly increased acidification capacity in silage samples incubated at 37 degrees C. No advantage of use was evident for the other GMOs.

Vector-free cloning of a bacterial endo-1,4-beta-glucanase in Lactobacillus plantarum and effect on the acidifying activity in silage: Use of a recombinant cellulolytic Lactobacillus plantarum as silage inoculant

ROSSI, Franca;MARZOTTO, Marta;DELLAGLIO, Franco
2001-01-01

Abstract

In this research, the advantage of use of cellulolytic recombinant Lactobacillus plantarum as microbial inoculants for alfalfa silage fermentation was evaluated. To such purpose, two L. plantarum strains, one (L. plantarum Lp80) currently commercialised and the other (L. plantarum B41) suitable as silage microbial additive, were genetically modified by integration of celA gene, encoding an alkaline endo-1,4-beta-glucanase from Bacillus sp., in the chromosome, by means of a vector-free cloning technique. The heterologous gene was cloned in two fashions: preceded by two promoters (AC1 modification) or in translational coupling with a partial upstream ORF (AC2 modification). Therefore two different genetically modified organisms (GMOs) per each wild-type (WT), producing 43-59 U/l cellulase in 16 h, were examined. Thirty-five micro-ensiling experiments were carried out by inoculating the WT or the derived GMOs. L. plantarum B41AC1 cellulolytic clone exhibited significantly increased acidification capacity in silage samples incubated at 37 degrees C. No advantage of use was evident for the other GMOs.
Vector-free cloning; Lactobacillus plantarum; silage microbial additive
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