Production of filmable medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates produced from glycerol by Pseudomonas mediterranea.

@article{Pappalardo2014ProductionOF,
  title={Production of filmable medium-chain-length polyhydroxyalkanoates produced from glycerol by Pseudomonas mediterranea.},
  author={Francesco Pappalardo and Manuela Fragal{\`a} and Placido G Mineo and Arcangelo Damigella and Antonino F. Catara and Rosa Palmeri and Antonio Rescifina},
  journal={International journal of biological macromolecules},
  year={2014},
  volume={65},
  pages={89-96}
}
Glycerol is an effective carbon source for the production of scl- and mcl-polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) by Pseudomonas spp. P. mediterranea 9.1 (CFBP 5447) synthesizes an amorphous mcl-PHA when grown on crude glycerol, whereas on both reagent grade (RG) and partially refined (PR) glycerol, it produces two very similar distinctive mcl-PHAs with the unusual property of producing, with the appropriate treatment, a transparent film. Mcl-PHAs recovered after biomass extraction have an average… CONTINUE READING