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Title: Start a research on biopolymer polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) : a review
Authors: Tan, Amy Giin-Yu
Chen, Chia-Lung
Li, Ling
Ge, Liya
Wang, Lin
Razaad, Indah Mutiara Ningtyas
Li, Yanhong
Zhao, Lei
Mo, Yu
Wang, Jing-Yuan
Keywords: DRNTU::Engineering::Civil engineering
Issue Date: 2014
Source: Tan, G. Y. A., Chen, C. L., Li, L., Ge, L., Wang, L., Razaad, I. M. N., et al. (2014). Start a Research on Biopolymer Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA): A Review. Polymer, 6(3), 706-754.
Series/Report no.: Polymers
Abstract: With the impending fossil fuel crisis, the search for and development of alternative chemical/material substitutes is pivotal in reducing mankind’s dependency on fossil resources. One of the potential substitute candidates is polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA). PHA is a carbon-neutral and valuable polymer that could be produced from many renewable carbon sources by microorganisms, making it a sustainable and environmental-friendly material. At present, PHA is not cost competitive compared to fossil-derived products. Encouraging and intensifying research work on PHA is anticipated to enhance its economic viability in the future. The development of various biomolecular and chemical techniques for PHA analysis has led to the identification of many PHA-producing microbial strains, some of which are deposited in culture collections. Research work on PHA could be rapidly initiated with these ready-to-use techniques and microbial strains. This review aims to facilitate the start-up of PHA research by providing a summary of commercially available PHA-accumulating microbial cultures, PHA biosynthetic pathways, and methods for PHA detection, extraction and analysis.
ISSN: 2073-4360
DOI: 10.3390/polym6030706
Rights: © 2014 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (http://creativecommons.orPg/licenses/by/3.0/).
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