Chapter 13. PHB and Other Polhydroxyalkanoic Acids

  1. Prof. Dr. H.-J. Rehm2 and
  2. Dr. G. Reed3
  1. Alexander Steinbüchel

Published Online: 7 MAY 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527620999.ch13f

Biotechnology Set, Second Edition

Biotechnology Set, Second Edition

How to Cite

Steinbüchel, A. (2001) PHB and Other Polhydroxyalkanoic Acids, in Biotechnology Set, Second Edition (eds H.-J. Rehm and G. Reed), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527620999.ch13f

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institut für Mikrobiologie, Universität Münster, Corrensstraße 3, D-4400 Münster

  2. 3

    2131 N. Summit Ave., Apartment #304, Milwaukee, WI 53202-1347, USA

Author Information

  1. Münster, Federal Republic of Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2008
  2. Published Print: 10 MAY 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527257621

Online ISBN: 9783527620999

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Keywords:

  • biosynthetic;
  • biotechnological production;
  • availability;
  • degradation;
  • biopolymers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Occurrence and Variability of PHA

  • Biosynthesis of PHA

  • PHA Granules

  • Degradation of PHA

  • Properties of PHA

  • General Methods for Detection and Analysis of PHA

  • Technical Production of PHA

  • Applications for PHA

  • Patent Applications

  • Conclusions and Outlook

  • References