Patent Number: 7,202,061

Title: Process for the preparation of L-amino acids by attenuating the mikE17 gene

Abstract: The invention relates to an isolated polynucleotide comprising a polynucleotide sequence chosen from the group consisting of a) polynucleotide which is identical to the extent of at least 70% to a polynucleotide which codes for a polypeptide which comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No. 2, b) polynucleotide which codes for a polypeptide which comprises an amino acid sequence which is identical to the extent of at least 70% to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No. 2, c) polynucleotide which is complementary to the polynucleotides of a) or b), and d) polynucleotide comprising at least 15 successive nucleotides of the polynucleotide sequence of a), b) or c), and a process for the fermentative preparation of L-amino acids using coryneform bacteria in which at least the mikE17 gene is present in attenuated form, and the use of polynucleotides which comprise the sequences according to the invention as hybridization probes.

Inventors: Farwick; Mike (Bielefeld, DE), Hutchmacher; Klaus (Geinhausen, DE), Pfefferle; Walter (Halle (Westf.), DE)

Assignee: Degussa GmbH

International Classification: C12P 13/04 (20060101); C07H 21/04 (20060101); C07K 1/00 (20060101); C12N 1/20 (20060101); C12N 15/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-04-10 0:00:00