Ecological and Agricultural Significance of Bacterial Polyhydroxyalkanoates

@article{Kadouri2005EcologicalAA,
  title={Ecological and Agricultural Significance of Bacterial Polyhydroxyalkanoates},
  author={Daniel E. Kadouri and Edouard Jurkevitch and Yaacov Okon and Susana Castro-Sowinski},
  journal={Critical Reviews in Microbiology},
  year={2005},
  volume={31},
  pages={55 - 67}
}
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… Expand
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