Polyhydroxybutyrate, a biodegradable thermoplastic, produced in transgenic plants.

  title={Polyhydroxybutyrate, a biodegradable thermoplastic, produced in transgenic plants.},
  author={Yves Poirier and Dr. Edward A. Dennis and Karen L. Klomparens and Chris Somerville},
  volume={256 5056},
Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB), a high molecular weight polyester, is accumulated as a storage carbon in many species of bacteria and is a biodegradable thermoplastic. To produce PHB by genetic engineering in plants, genes from the bacterium Alcaligenes eutrophus that encoded the two enzymes required to convert acetoacetyl-coenzyme A to PHB were placed under transcriptional control of the cauliflower mosaic virus 35S promoter and introduced into Arabidopsis thaliana. Transgenic plant lines that… CONTINUE READING
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