Author: Subhasree Ray
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City: New Delhi |
State: Delhi, India
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Articles by Subhasree Ray:
Biotechnological Significance of Biodegradation of Bioplastics
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Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are biodegradable polymers produced by microbes, where they act as food reserves. Diverse bacteria and fungi produce the enzyme depolymerase to metabolize the PHA. The bio-products generated by PHA depolymerase have important significances, such as biofuels, fuel additives, probiotics, and in pharmaceutical industry, etc.
Microbial Polyhydroxyalkanoate Co-polymers From Biowastes
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Polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHAs) are natural, biodegradable biopolymers. These can be used to replace petro-plastics. Bacteria can produce PHAs from diverse substrates. In general, bacteria produce polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB). PHBs have poor commercial value due to their brittle nature and low strength. Whereas, co-polymers of PHA, have high economic viability, as these can be produced from different biowastes.