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Biodegradation Studies of Polyhydroxyalkanoates extracted from Bacillus Subtilis NCDC 0671

@inproceedings{Umesh2019BiodegradationSO,
  title={Biodegradation Studies of Polyhydroxyalkanoates extracted from Bacillus Subtilis NCDC 0671},
  author={Mridul Umesh and Basheer Thazeem},
  year={2019}
}
The major characteristic feature that distinguishes polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) from its synthetic counterparts is its biodegradability. PHAs are the only class of biopolymers reported to be 100% degradable under both aerobic and anaerobic conditions without production of any toxic residues. The biodegradability of PHAs is influenced by several factors like moisture, temperature, pH, surface area and molecular weight of the polymer. The rate of biodegradation varies greatly depending on the… 

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