Supplementary material: Transcriptome analysis of fucoidan and L-fucose degradation by Pontiella desulfatans F1(T)



We examined the gene expression of the marine anaerobe Pontiella desulfatans F1(T) during growth on fucoidan from Fucus vesiculosus and on its monomer L-fucose with transcriptomics to obtain insight into the pathways involved. We observed upregulation of fucoidan-specific polysaccharide utilization loci (PULs), and found evidence for a novel L-fucose degradation pathway.
Date made available15 Dec 2020
PublisherWageningen University & Research


  • fucoidan
  • polysaccharide utilization loci
  • sulfatases
  • transcriptomics
  • RNA-Seq

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