Skip to page content
USDA Forest Service
  
Treesearch

Research & Development Treesearch

 
Treesearch Home
About Treesearch
Contact Us
Research & Development
Forest Products Lab
International Institute of Tropical Forestry
Northern
Pacific Northwest
Pacific Southwest
Rocky Mountain
Southern Research Station
Help
 

Science.gov - We Participate


USA.gov  Government Made Easy


Global Forest Information Service

US Forest Service
P.O. Box 96090
Washington, D.C.
20090-6090

(202) 205-8333

You are here: Home / Search / Publication Information
Bookmark and Share

Publication Information

View PDF (123 KB bytes)

Title: The genome of an industrial workhorse : sequencing of the filamentous fungus Aspergillus niger offers new opportunities for the production of specialty chemicals and enzymes

Author: Cullen, Dan;

Date: 2007

Source: Nature biotechnology. Vol. 25, no. 2 (Feb. 2007): Pages 189-190

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Few microbes compare with the filamentous fungus Aspergillus niger in its ability to produce prodigious amounts of useful chemicals and enzymes. This fungus is the principal source of citric acid for food, beverages and pharmaceuticals and of several important commercial enzymes, including glucoamylase, which is widely used for the conversion of starch to food syrups and to fermentative feedstocks for ethanol production. Although most of these fermentation processes are well established, the underlying genetics are still poorly understood. In this issue, Pel et al. report the genome sequence of A. niger strain CBS 513.88. The availability of this sequence should provide invaluable aid toward improving the production of chemicals and enzymes in this organism.

Keywords: Nucleotide sequence, genomes, fungi, industrial applications, enzymes, biotechnology, genetic engineering, Aspergillus niger, genetics, biodegradation, gene expression, microbial metabolism, regulation, fermentation, citric acid, chemical engineering, decay fungi, glucoamylase

Publication Notes:

  • We recommend that you also print this page and attach it to the printout of the article, to retain the full citation information.
  • This article was written and prepared by U.S. Government employees on official time, and is therefore in the public domain.

XML: View XML

Citation:


Cullen, Dan 2007. The genome of an industrial workhorse : sequencing of the filamentous fungus Aspergillus niger offers new opportunities for the production of specialty chemicals and enzymes. Nature biotechnology. Vol. 25, no. 2 (Feb. 2007): Pages 189-190

 


 [ Get Acrobat ]  Get the latest version of the Adobe Acrobat reader or Acrobat Reader for Windows with Search and Accessibility

USDA logo which links to the department's national site. Forest Service logo which links to the agency's national site.