Ecological and Agricultural Significance of Bacterial Polyhydroxyalkanoates

  title={Ecological and Agricultural Significance of Bacterial Polyhydroxyalkanoates},
  author={Daniel Kadouri and E. Jurkevitch and Y. Okon and S. Castro-Sowinski},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Microbiology},
  pages={55 - 67}
  • Daniel Kadouri, E. Jurkevitch, +1 author S. Castro-Sowinski
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Critical Reviews in Microbiology
  • Abstract Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are a group of carbon and energy storage compounds that are accumulated during suboptimal growth by many bacteria, and intracellularly deposited in the form of inclusion bodies. Accumulation of PHAs is thought to be used by bacteria to increase survival and stress tolerance in changing environments, and in competitive settings where carbon and energy sources may be limited, such as those encountered in the soil and the rhizosphere. Understanding the role… CONTINUE READING
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