Fungal Degradation of the Bioplastic PHB (Poly-3-hydroxy-butyric acid)

@article{Lee2005FungalDO,
  title={Fungal Degradation of the Bioplastic PHB (Poly-3-hydroxy-butyric acid)},
  author={K.-M. Lee and D. F. Gimore and Martin J. Huss},
  journal={Journal of Polymers and the Environment},
  year={2005},
  volume={14},
  pages={213}
}
PHB (poly-3-hydroxybutyric acid) is a thermoplastic polyester synthesized by Ralstonia eutropha and other bacteria as a form of intracellular carbon and energy storage and accumulated as inclusions in the cytoplasm of these bacteria. The degradation of PHB by fungi from samples collected from various environments was studied. PHB depolymerization was tested in vials containing a PHB-containing medium which were inoculated with isolates from the samples. The degradation activity was detected by… CONTINUE READING

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