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Potential of Diverse Prokaryotic Organisms for Glycerol-based Polyhydroxyalkanoate Production

Martin Koller, Lukas Marsalek




The potential and performance of various Gram-negative, Gram-positive and archaeal wild type microorganisms, and bacterial mixed cultures, as well as the application of genetically engineered strains as whole-cell biocatalysts for glycerol-based polyhydroxyalkanoate production are analyzed and assessed. This encompasses the comparison of growth and polyhydroxyalkanoate accumulation kinetics, thermo-mechanical properties of isolated glycerol-based polyhydroxyalkanoate of different composition on the monomeric level, and the presentation of mathematical models developed to describe glycerol-based polyhydroxyalkanoate production processes. For all these aspects, the article provides a detailed compilation of the contemporary state of knowledge, and gives an outlook to expected future developments.


Biopolyester Glycerol Kinetics Mathematical modeling Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA)


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.22037/afb.v2i3.8271


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