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Hemocyanin facilitates lignocellulose digestion by wood-boring marine crustaceans

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Hemocyanin facilitates lignocellulose digestion by wood-boring marine crustaceans. / Besser, Katrin; Malyon, Graham Paul; Eborall, William S.; da Cunha, Giovanni Paro; Filgueiras, Jefferson Gonçalves; Dowle, Adam; Garcia, Lourdes Cruz; Page, Samuel J.; Dupree, Ray; Kern, Marcelo; Gomez, Leonardo D.; Li, Yi; Elias, Luisa; Sabbadin, Federico; Mohamad, Shaza E.; Pesante, Giovanna; Steele-King, Clare; de Azevedo, Eduardo Ribeiro; Polikarpov, Igor; Dupree, Paul; Cragg, Simon; Bruce, Neil C.; McQueen-Mason, Simon J.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 2018, No. 9, 5125, 03.12.2018.

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Besser, K, Malyon, GP, Eborall, WS, da Cunha, GP, Filgueiras, JG, Dowle, A, Garcia, LC, Page, SJ, Dupree, R, Kern, M, Gomez, LD, Li, Y, Elias, L, Sabbadin, F, Mohamad, SE, Pesante, G, Steele-King, C, de Azevedo, ER, Polikarpov, I, Dupree, P, Cragg, S, Bruce, NC & McQueen-Mason, SJ 2018, 'Hemocyanin facilitates lignocellulose digestion by wood-boring marine crustaceans', Nature Communications, vol. 2018, no. 9, 5125. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07575-2

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Besser, K., Malyon, G. P., Eborall, W. S., da Cunha, G. P., Filgueiras, J. G., Dowle, A., Garcia, L. C., Page, S. J., Dupree, R., Kern, M., Gomez, L. D., Li, Y., Elias, L., Sabbadin, F., Mohamad, S. E., Pesante, G., Steele-King, C., de Azevedo, E. R., Polikarpov, I., ... McQueen-Mason, S. J. (2018). Hemocyanin facilitates lignocellulose digestion by wood-boring marine crustaceans. Nature Communications, 2018(9), [5125]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07575-2

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Besser K, Malyon GP, Eborall WS, da Cunha GP, Filgueiras JG, Dowle A et al. Hemocyanin facilitates lignocellulose digestion by wood-boring marine crustaceans. Nature Communications. 2018 Dec 3;2018(9). 5125. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-07575-2

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Besser, Katrin ; Malyon, Graham Paul ; Eborall, William S. ; da Cunha, Giovanni Paro ; Filgueiras, Jefferson Gonçalves ; Dowle, Adam ; Garcia, Lourdes Cruz ; Page, Samuel J. ; Dupree, Ray ; Kern, Marcelo ; Gomez, Leonardo D. ; Li, Yi ; Elias, Luisa ; Sabbadin, Federico ; Mohamad, Shaza E. ; Pesante, Giovanna ; Steele-King, Clare ; de Azevedo, Eduardo Ribeiro ; Polikarpov, Igor ; Dupree, Paul ; Cragg, Simon ; Bruce, Neil C. ; McQueen-Mason, Simon J. / Hemocyanin facilitates lignocellulose digestion by wood-boring marine crustaceans. In: Nature Communications. 2018 ; Vol. 2018, No. 9.

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title = "Hemocyanin facilitates lignocellulose digestion by wood-boring marine crustaceans",
abstract = "Woody (lignocellulosic) plant biomass is an abundant renewable feedstock, rich in polysaccharides that are bound into an insoluble fiber composite with lignin. Marine crustacean woodborers of the genus Limnoria are among the few animals that can survive on a diet of this recalcitrant material without relying on gut resident microbiota. Analysis of fecal pellets revealed that Limnoria targets hexose-containing polysaccharides (mainly cellulose, and also glucomannans), corresponding with the abundance of cellulases in their digestive system, but xylans and lignin are largely unconsumed. We show that the limnoriid respiratory protein, hemocyanin, is abundant in the hindgut where wood is digested, that incubation of wood with hemocyanin markedly enhances its digestibility by cellulases, and that it modifies lignin. We propose that this activity of hemocyanins is instrumental to the ability of Limnoria to feed on wood in the absence of gut symbionts. These findings may hold potential for innovations in lignocellulose biorefining.",
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author = "Katrin Besser and Malyon, {Graham Paul} and Eborall, {William S.} and {da Cunha}, {Giovanni Paro} and Filgueiras, {Jefferson Gon{\c c}alves} and Adam Dowle and Garcia, {Lourdes Cruz} and Page, {Samuel J.} and Ray Dupree and Marcelo Kern and Gomez, {Leonardo D.} and Yi Li and Luisa Elias and Federico Sabbadin and Mohamad, {Shaza E.} and Giovanna Pesante and Clare Steele-King and {de Azevedo}, {Eduardo Ribeiro} and Igor Polikarpov and Paul Dupree and Simon Cragg and Bruce, {Neil C.} and McQueen-Mason, {Simon J.}",
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AU - Malyon, Graham Paul

AU - Eborall, William S.

AU - da Cunha, Giovanni Paro

AU - Filgueiras, Jefferson Gonçalves

AU - Dowle, Adam

AU - Garcia, Lourdes Cruz

AU - Page, Samuel J.

AU - Dupree, Ray

AU - Kern, Marcelo

AU - Gomez, Leonardo D.

AU - Li, Yi

AU - Elias, Luisa

AU - Sabbadin, Federico

AU - Mohamad, Shaza E.

AU - Pesante, Giovanna

AU - Steele-King, Clare

AU - de Azevedo, Eduardo Ribeiro

AU - Polikarpov, Igor

AU - Dupree, Paul

AU - Cragg, Simon

AU - Bruce, Neil C.

AU - McQueen-Mason, Simon J.

PY - 2018/12/3

Y1 - 2018/12/3

N2 - Woody (lignocellulosic) plant biomass is an abundant renewable feedstock, rich in polysaccharides that are bound into an insoluble fiber composite with lignin. Marine crustacean woodborers of the genus Limnoria are among the few animals that can survive on a diet of this recalcitrant material without relying on gut resident microbiota. Analysis of fecal pellets revealed that Limnoria targets hexose-containing polysaccharides (mainly cellulose, and also glucomannans), corresponding with the abundance of cellulases in their digestive system, but xylans and lignin are largely unconsumed. We show that the limnoriid respiratory protein, hemocyanin, is abundant in the hindgut where wood is digested, that incubation of wood with hemocyanin markedly enhances its digestibility by cellulases, and that it modifies lignin. We propose that this activity of hemocyanins is instrumental to the ability of Limnoria to feed on wood in the absence of gut symbionts. These findings may hold potential for innovations in lignocellulose biorefining.

AB - Woody (lignocellulosic) plant biomass is an abundant renewable feedstock, rich in polysaccharides that are bound into an insoluble fiber composite with lignin. Marine crustacean woodborers of the genus Limnoria are among the few animals that can survive on a diet of this recalcitrant material without relying on gut resident microbiota. Analysis of fecal pellets revealed that Limnoria targets hexose-containing polysaccharides (mainly cellulose, and also glucomannans), corresponding with the abundance of cellulases in their digestive system, but xylans and lignin are largely unconsumed. We show that the limnoriid respiratory protein, hemocyanin, is abundant in the hindgut where wood is digested, that incubation of wood with hemocyanin markedly enhances its digestibility by cellulases, and that it modifies lignin. We propose that this activity of hemocyanins is instrumental to the ability of Limnoria to feed on wood in the absence of gut symbionts. These findings may hold potential for innovations in lignocellulose biorefining.

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KW - BBSRC

KW - BB/G016178/1

KW - BB/L001926/1

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SN - 2041-1723

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