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Pseudomonas oleovorans as a Source of Poly(beta-Hydroxyalkanoates) for Potential Applications as Biodegradable Polyesters.
Pseudomonas oleovorans was grown in homogeneous media containing n-alkanoic acids, from formate to decanoate, as the sole carbon sources. Formation of intracellular poly(beta-hydroxyalkanoates) wasExpand
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Bacterial polyesters: biosynthesis, biodegradable plastics and biotechnology.
The discovery and chemical identification, in the 1920s, of the aliphatic polyester: poly(3-hydroxybutyrate), PHB, as a granular component in bacterial cells proceeded without any of theExpand
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Ability of the phototrophic bacterium Rhodospirillum rubrum to produce various poly (beta-hydroxyalkanoates): potential sources for biodegradable polyesters.
Studies have been carried out in order to optimize growth and culture conditions for the intracellular formation of poly(beta-hydroxyalkanoates) (PHA) in the phototrophic, purple, non-sulphurExpand
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Polyesters from microorganisms.
  • Y. Kim, R. Lenz
  • Chemistry, Medicine
  • Advances in biochemical engineering/biotechnology
  • 2001
Bacterial polyesters have been found to have useful properties for applications as thermoplastics, elastomers, and adhesives and are biodegradable and biocompatible. Poly(3-hydroxyalkanoates) (PHAs)Expand
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Plastics from bacteria and for bacteria: poly(beta-hydroxyalkanoates) as natural, biocompatible, and biodegradable polyesters.
Hence, PHB belongs to the family of poly(beta-hydroxyalkanoates), PHA, all of which are usually formed as intracellular inclusions under unbalanced growth conditions. Recently, it became ofExpand
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Production of unusual bacterial polyesters by Pseudomonas oleovorans through cometabolism
Abstract Pseudomonas oleovorans is an adaptable, aerobic bacterium that can produce a wide range of storage polyesters (poly-β-hydroxyalkanoates, PHAs). With few exceptions, the PHAs obtained whenExpand
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The accumulation of poly(3-hydroxyalkanoates) in Rhodobacter sphaeroides
In recent years industrial interest has been focussed on the evaluation of poly(3-hydroxyalkanoates) (PHA) as potentially biodegradable plastics for a wide range of technical applications. StudiesExpand
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Organic chemistry of synthetic high polymers
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Kinetic and mechanistic characterization of the polyhydroxybutyrate synthase from Ralstonia eutropha.
Purified Ralstonia eutropha polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) synthase from recombinant cells can exist as monomer and dimer. The polymerization reaction catalyzed by this enzyme displays a lag phase, whichExpand
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