Biosynthesis of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) containing a predominant amount of 3-hydroxyvalerate by engineered Escherichia coli expressing propionate-CoA transferase.

Abstract

AIMS Of the biodegradable polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate) (P(HB-co-HV)) is often considered for fabrication of biocompatible and absorbable medical devices and other applications. Depending on the application, however, specific mechanical or processing properties must be improved. To address these required properties… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2672.2012.05391.x

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