Degradation of poly(3-hydroxyoctanoic acid) [P(3HO)] by bacteria: purification and properties of a P(3HO) depolymerase from Pseudomonas fluorescens GK13.

@article{Schirmer1993DegradationOP,
  title={Degradation of poly(3-hydroxyoctanoic acid) [P(3HO)] by bacteria: purification and properties of a P(3HO) depolymerase from Pseudomonas fluorescens GK13.},
  author={Andreas Schirmer and Dieter Jendrossek and Hans G{\"u}nter Schlegel},
  journal={Applied and environmental microbiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={59 4},
  pages={1220-7}
}
Twenty-five gram-negative bacteria and one gram-positive bacterium capable of growing on poly(3-hydroxyoctanoic acid) [P(3HO)] as the sole source of carbon and energy were isolated from various soils, lake water, and activated sludge. Most of the isolates degraded only P(3HO) and copolymers of medium-chain-length (MCL) hydroxyalkanoic acids (HA). Except for the gram-positive strain, which was able to hydrolyze P(3HO) and poly(3-hydroxybutyric acid) [P(3HB)], no isolate was able to degrade… CONTINUE READING