Effects of culture conditions on the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates by Azotobacter chroococcum H23 in media containing a high concentration of alpechín (wastewater from olive oil mills) as primary carbon source.

@article{Pozo2002EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of culture conditions on the production of polyhydroxyalkanoates by Azotobacter chroococcum H23 in media containing a high concentration of alpech{\'i}n (wastewater from olive oil mills) as primary carbon source.},
  author={C Pozo and Mar{\'i}a Victoria Mart{\'i}nez-Toledo and B Rodelas and J Gonz{\'a}lez-L{\'o}pez},
  journal={Journal of biotechnology},
  year={2002},
  volume={97 2},
  pages={125-31}
}
Large amounts of homopolymers containing beta-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) and copolymers containing beta-hydroxyvalerate (P[HB-co-HV]) are produced by Azotobacter chroococcum strain H23 when growing in culture media amended with alpechín (wastewater from olive oil mills) as the sole carbon source. Copolymer was formed when valerate (pentanoate) was added as a precursor to the alpechín medium, but it was not formed with the addition of propionate as a precursor. A. chroococcum formed homo- and… CONTINUE READING