PHB production in Azomonas, Acinteobacter and Bacillus species: Isolation, screening and identification

posted Feb 4, 2014, 9:27 AM by Managing Editor
Biopolymers (polyhydroxyalkanoates; PHA) are the hope for solving problems of synthetic polymers.They have a lot of applications in medicine and industry. However their production cost is still a problem.Our study aimed to solve part of the problems of PHA production.First we chose polyhydroxybutyrate(PHB) as an abundant and very well characterized member in PHA family.Then  isolating easy growing bacterial isolates from soil capable of industrial production of polyhydroxybutyrate and estimating minimum time of incubation needed for its maximum production.