Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) production from whey using recombinant Escherichia coli

@article{Lee2005Poly3hydroxybutyratePF,
  title={Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) production from whey using recombinant Escherichia coli},
  author={Sung-Hun Lee and A. Middelberg and Yuen Keong Lee},
  journal={Biotechnology Letters},
  year={2005},
  volume={19},
  pages={1033-1035}
}
Recombinant Escherichia colistrains harboring the genes from Alcaligenes eutrophusfor polyhydroxyalkanoate biosyn-thesis were constructed and compared for their ability to synthesize poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) in a defined medium with whey as the sole carbon source. The highest PHB concentration and PHB content obtained were 5.2 g/L and 81% of dry cell weight, respectively.