Production of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate) by Alcaligenes latus

  title={Production of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-4-hydroxybutyrate) by Alcaligenes latus},
  author={Masaya Hiramitsu and Naoyuki Koyama and Yoshiharu Doi},
  journal={Biotechnology Letters},
Copolymers of (R)-3-hydroxybutyrate (3HB) and 4-hydroxybutyrate (4HB) were efficiently produced by Alcaligenes latus in the culture solution containing sucrose and γ-butyrolactone. The conversion yield of γ-butyrolactone into 4HB unit of copolymer by A. latus was as high as 60%. 

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