Biosynthesis of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) by Halogeometricum borinquense strain E3.

@article{Salgaonkar2015BiosynthesisOP,
  title={Biosynthesis of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) by Halogeometricum borinquense strain E3.},
  author={Bhakti B. Salgaonkar and Judith Braganca},
  journal={International journal of biological macromolecules},
  year={2015},
  volume={78},
  pages={339-46}
}
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA's) can be a key solution for pollution problems caused by plastics derived from petrochemical sources. Extremely halophilic archaeon Halogeometricum borinquense strain E3 showed maximum PHA accumulation of 73.51 ±1.7% (wt/wt) of cell dry weight (CDW) with 2% glucose. The crotonic acid assay, XRD, FT-IR and (1)H NMR analysis revealed that the polymer was a co-polymer of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) [P(HB-co-HV)] comprising of 21.47% HV units. This is… CONTINUE READING