Alginate formation in Azotobacter vinelandii UWD during stationary phase and the turnover of poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate.

@article{Page2001AlginateFI,
  title={Alginate formation in Azotobacter vinelandii UWD during stationary phase and the turnover of poly-beta-hydroxybutyrate.},
  author={W. J. Page and Anne E Tindale and Manju M Chandra and Eunjung Kwon},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={147 Pt 2},
  pages={483-90}
}
Azotobacter vinelandii UWD is a mutant of strain UW that is defective in the respiratory oxidation of NADH. This mutation causes an overproduction of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), as polyester synthesis is used as an alternative electron sink. Since PHAs have potential for use as natural, biodegradable plastics, studies of physiology related to their production are of interest. Alginate production by this strain is limited to < 11 microg (mg cell protein)(-1), which permits high efficiency… CONTINUE READING
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