|Title||Biosynthesis and characterization of polyhydroxyalkanoate containing high 3-hydroxyhexanoate monomer fraction from crude palm kernel oil by recombinant Cupriavidus necator.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Wong, Y-M, Brigham, CJ, Rha, CK, Sinskey, AJ, Sudesh, K|
|Date Published||2012 Oct|
|Keywords||Biotechnology, Caproates, Chromatography, Gas, Cupriavidus necator, Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Models, Biological, Palm Oil, Plant Oils, Polyhydroxyalkanoates, Time Factors|
The potential of plant oils as sole carbon sources for production of P(3HB-co-3HHx) copolymer containing a high 3HHx monomer fraction using the recombinant Cupriavidus necator strain Re2160/pCB113 has been investigated. Various types and concentrations of plant oils were evaluated for efficient conversion of P(3HB-co-3HHx) copolymer. Crude palm kernel oil (CPKO) at a concentration of 2.5 g/L was found to be most suitable for production of copolymer with a 3HHx content of approximately 70 mol%. The time profile of these cells was also examined in order to study the trend of 3HHx monomer incorporation, PHA production and PHA synthase activity. (1)H NMR and (13)C NMR analyses confirmed the presence of P(3HB-co-3HHx) copolymer containing a high 3HHx monomer fraction, in which monomers were not randomly distributed. The results of various characterization analyses revealed that the copolymers containing a high 3HHx monomer fraction demonstrated soft and flexible mechanical properties.
|Alternate Journal||Bioresour Technol|