Polyhydroxyalkanoates: The Future Bioplastics

  • Geeta GahlawatEmail author
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Molecular Science book series (BRIEFSMOLECULAR)


Polyhydroxyalkanoates or PHAs are interesting biodegradable thermoplastics which are usually produced by bacteria intracellularly as an energy storage material under unfavourable growth condition. PHAs are attractive materials that can be developed as a bio-based commodity plastics. PHAs are also known as biocompatible polymers which can be used in various biomedical applications. This book chapter discusses about the production of PHAs by different types of bacteria using renewable resources.


PHAs production Nutrient limitation Gram negative bacteria Gram positive bacteria Alcaligenes Bacillus 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of MicrobiologyPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia

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