alexa Microbial degradation of polyhydroxyalkanoates.
Microbiology

Microbiology

Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology

Author(s): Jendrossek D, Handrick R

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Polyesters such as poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (PHB) or other polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) have attracted commercial and academic interest as new biodegradable materials. The ability to degrade PHA is widely distributed among bacteria and fungi and depends on the secretion of specific extracellular PHA depolymerases (e-PHA depolymerases), which are carboxyesterases (EC 3.1.1.75 and EC 3.1.1.76), and on the physical state of the polymer (amorphous or crystalline). This contribution provides a summary of the biochemical and molecular biological characteristics of e-PHA depolymerases and focuses on the intracellular mobilization of storage PHA by intracellular PHA depolymerases (i-PHA depolymerases) of PHA-accumulating bacteria. The importance of different assay systems for PHA depolymerase activity is also discussed. This article was published in Annu Rev Microbiol and referenced in Journal of Microbial & Biochemical Technology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords