Neue Publikation überdas biotechnologische Potential von Paracoccus pantotrophus


Wir freuen uns über die neue iAMB Publikation mit dem Titel "C-, N-, S-, and P-Substrate Spectra in and the Impact of Abiotic Factors on Assessing the Biotechnological Potential of Paracoccus pantotrophus".

Modern biotechnology benefits from the introduction of novel chassis organisms in remedying the limitations of already-established strains. For this, Paracoccus pantotrophus was chosen for in-depth assessment. Its unique broad metabolism and robustness against abiotic stressors make this strain a well-suited chassis candidate. This study set out to comprehensively overview abiotic influences on the growth performance of five P. pantotrophus strains. These data can aid in assessing the suitability of this genus for chassis development by using the type strain as a preliminary model organism. The five P. pantotrophus strains DSM 2944T, DSM 11072, DSM 11073, DSM 11104, and DSM 65 were investigated regarding their growth on various carbon sources and other nutrients. Our data show a high tolerance against osmotic pressure for the type strain with both salts and organic osmolytes. It was further observed that P. pantotrophus prefers organic acids over sugars. All of the tested strains were able to grow on short-chain alkanes, which would make P. pantotrophus a candidate for bioremediation and the upcycling of plastics. In conclusion, we were able to gain insights into several P. pantotrophus strains, which will aid in further introducing this species, or even another species from this genus, as a candidate for future biotechnological processes.