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A microbial polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) based bio- and materials industry.
  • Guoqiang Chen
  • Biology, Engineering
    Chemical Society reviews
  • 21 July 2009
PHA applications as bioplastics, fine chemicals, implant biomaterials, medicines and biofuels have been developed and are covered in this critical review.
Microbial production of R-3-hydroxybutyric acid by recombinant E. coli harboring genes of phbA, phbB, and tesB
TesB, generally regarded as a medium chain length acyl CoA thioesterase, was found, for the first time, to play an important role for transforming short chain length 3-hydroxybutyrate-CoA to its free fatty acid, namely, 3HB.
Plastics derived from biological sources: present and future: a technical and environmental review.
In short, petrochemical plastics are not sustainable and bio-based sustainable plastics should be developed to avoid problems caused by the petro chemical plastics.
Production of poly-3-hydroxybutyrate by Bacillus sp. JMa5 cultivated in molasses media
It seems that sporulation induced by reduced supply of nutrients is the reason that PHB content is generally low in the Bacillus sp.
Biosynthesis and characterization of poly(3-hydroxydodecanoate) by β-oxidation inhibited mutant of Pseudomonas entomophila L48.
In this study, some of the genes encoding key enzymes in β-oxidation cycle of P. entomophila such as 3-hydroxyacyl-CoA dehydrogenase, 3-ketoacyl -CoA thiolase, and acetyl- coA acetyltransferase were deleted to study the relationship between β-Oxidation and PHA synthesis in P. entrants.
Microbial production and applications of chiral hydroxyalkanoates
The physiological functions of (R)-3-hydroxybutyric acid (3HB) and (R-4-hydroxydecanoic acid are reviewed and the technologies developed to produce various HA and the applications of chiral HA are summarized.