Biotechnology Letters, Vol.40, No.7, 1119-1126, 2018
Heterologous expression of Talaromyces emersonii cellobiohydrolase Cel7A in Trichoderma reesei increases the efficiency of corncob residues saccharification
Improve the hydrolysis efficiency of the Trichoderma reesei cellulase system by heterologously expressing cellobiohydrolase Cel7A (Te-Cel7A) from the thermophilic fungus Talaromyces emersonii. Te-Cel7A was expressed in T. reesei under control of the cdna1 promoter and the generated transformant QTC14 could successfully secrete Te-Cel7A into the supernatant using glucose as carbon source. The recombinant Te-Cel7A had a temperature optimum at 65 A degrees C and an optimal pH of 5, which were similar to those from the native host. The culture supernatant of QTC14 exhibited a 28.8% enhancement in cellobiohydrolase activity and a 65.2% increase in filter paper activity relative to that of the parental strain QP4. Moreover, the QTC14 cellulase system showed higher thermal stability than that of the parental strain QP4. In the saccharification of delignified corncob residue, the cellulose conversion of QTC14 showed 13.9% higher than that of QP4 at the end of reaction. The thermophilic fungus-derived cellulases could be efficiently expressed by T. reesei and the recombinant cellulases had potential applications for biomass conversion.