Poly(β-hydroxybutyrate) production in oilseed leukoplasts of Brassica napus

@article{Houmiel1999PolyhydroxybutyratePI,
  title={Poly(β-hydroxybutyrate) production in oilseed leukoplasts of Brassica napus},
  author={Kathryn L. Houmiel and Steven J. Slater and Debra Broyles and Laura Casagrande and Susan M. Colburn and Kathleen A Gonzalez and Timothy A. Mitsky and Steven E. Reiser and Devang U. Shah and Nancy B. Taylor and Mintien Tran and Henry E. Valentin and Kenneth J. Gruys},
  journal={Planta},
  year={1999},
  volume={209},
  pages={547-550}
}
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) comprise a class of biodegradable polymers which offer an environmentally sustainable alternative to petroleum-based plastics. Production of PHAs in plants is attractive since current fermentation technology is prohibitively expensive. The PHA homopolymer poly(β-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) has previously been produced in leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana (Nawrath et al., 1994, Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 91: 12760–12764). However, Brassica napus oilseed may provide a better… CONTINUE READING
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