Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 19, Issue 9, pp 909–912 | Cite as

A mutation impairing alginate production increased accumulation of poly-β-hydroxybutyrate in Azotobacter vinelandii

  • P. Martinez
  • J. Guzman
  • G. Espin

Abstract

An algK::Tn 5mutation impairing alginate production in Azotobacter vinelandiiled to a 50% increase in poly--hydroxy-butyrate production to 75% of the dry cell wt.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Martinez
    • 1
  • J. Guzman
    • 1
  • G. Espin
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Microbiologia Molecular, Instituto de BiotecnologiaUniversidad Nacional Autonoma de MéxicoCuernavaca MorelosMéxico

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