Bacterial polyhydroxyalkanoates: Biosynthesis, screening and characterisation

Gursel, I
Alaeddinoglu, NG
Plastic products are a part of our everyday life, but there are rising concerns worldwide that petroleum-based plastics are having detrimental effects on the environment. These products have estimated degradation times ranging from 20 years for vending machine cups, to 100 years for PET plastic bottles and 500 years for polystyrene foam caps and dishes. Although recycling is improving, about 75% will still be disposed into landfills and new strategies that can overcome this environmental problem will need to be investigated.


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I. Gursel and N. Alaeddinoglu, “Bacterial polyhydroxyalkanoates: Biosynthesis, screening and characterisation,” 1997, p. 81, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: