Bacterial production of the biodegradable plastics polyhydroxyalkanoates.


Petroleum-based plastics constitute a major environmental problem due to their low biodegradability and accumulation in various environments. Therefore, searching for novel biodegradable plastics is of increasing interest. Microbial polyesters known as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are biodegradable plastics. Life cycle assessment indicates that PHB is more… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2014.06.001