Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates, a bacterial biodegradable polymer

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Title

Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates, a bacterial biodegradable polymer

Subject

Minireview

Description

There has been considerable interest in the development and production of biodegradable polymer to solve the current problem of pollution caused by the continuous use of synthetic polymer of petroleum origin. Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are known to be accumulated as intracellular inclusion in some bacteria. The materials properties exhibited by PHAs, ranging from stiff, brittle to rubber-like makes it a close substitute for the synthetic plastic. The high cost of PHAs production has restricted its applications. The possibility of producing this polymer commercially and at comparable cost has been the main focus in this area.



Key words: Polyhydroxyalkanoates, biodegradable polymer, bioplastic, poly(3-hydroxybutyrate), biosynthesis.

Creator

Ojumu, T.V., Yu, J. and Solomon, B.O.

Publisher

Academic Journals

Date

2004

Rights

Copyright © 2004 Ojumu, T.V., Yu, J. and Solomon, B.O.

Format

text/html

Language

en

Type

TEXT

Identifier

https://academicjournals.org/journal/AJB/article-abstract/F1BA0DF31754
http://dx.doi.org/10.5897/AJB2004.000-2004

Citation

Ojumu, T.V., Yu, J. and Solomon, B.O., “Production of Polyhydroxyalkanoates, a bacterial biodegradable polymer,” Open Access Journal Archives, accessed October 20, 2021, https://oajour.info/items/show/638.