Pseudomonas putida KT2440 metabolism undergoes sequential modifications during exponential growth in a complete medium as compounds are gradually consumed

Lázaro Molina, Ruggero La Rosa, Juan Nogales, Fernando Rojo*

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Abstract

Pseudomonas putida is a soil bacterium with a versatile and robust metabolism. When confronted with mixtures of carbon sources, it prioritizes the utilization of the preferred compounds, optimizing metabolism and growth. This response is particularly strong when growing in a complex medium such as LB. This work examines the changes occurring in P. putida KT2440 metabolic fluxes, while it grows exponentially in LB medium and sequentially consumes the compounds available. Integrating the uptake rates for each compound at three different moments during the exponential growth with the changes observed in the proteome, and with the metabolic fluxes predicted by the iJN1411 metabolic model for this strain, allowed the metabolic rearrangements that occurred to be determined. The results indicate that the bacterium changes significantly the configuration of its metabolism during the early, mid and late exponential phases of growth. Sugars served as an energy source during the early phase and later as energy and carbon source. The configuration of the tricarboxylic acids cycle varied during growth, providing no energy in the early phase, and turning to a reductive mode in the mid phase and to an oxidative mode later on. This work highlights the dynamism and flexibility of P. putida metabolism.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEnvironmental Microbiology
Volume21
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)2375-2390
ISSN1462-2912
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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