The Biodegradation of Poly-β-Hydroxybutyrate (PHB) by a Model Soil Community: The Effect of Cultivation Conditions on the Degradation Rate and the Physicochemical Characteristics of PHB

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The biodegradation of films made of poly-β-hydroxybutyrate (PHB) with a molecular mass of 1500 kDa was studied using a model soil community in the presence and absence of nitrate and at different concentrations of oxygen in the gas phase. The biodegradation of PHB was investigated with respect to changes in its molecular mass, crystallinity, and some… (More)
DOI: 10.1023/A:1015162608031

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