Biotechnology Letters

, Volume 19, Issue 10, pp 1033–1035 | Cite as

Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) production from whey using recombinant Escherichia coli

  • S.Y. Lee
  • A.P.J. Middelberg
  • Y.K. Lee


Recombinant Escherichia colistrains harboring the genes from Alcaligenes eutrophusfor polyhydroxyalkanoate biosyn-thesis were constructed and compared for their ability to synthesize poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) in a defined medium with whey as the sole carbon source. The highest PHB concentration and PHB content obtained were 5.2 g/L and 81% of dry cell weight, respectively.


Escherichia Coli Organic Chemistry Carbon Source Bioorganic Chemistry Sole Carbon Source 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S.Y. Lee
    • 1
  • A.P.J. Middelberg
    • 2
  • Y.K. Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and BioProcess Engineering Research CenterKorea Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyTaejonKorea
  2. 2.Department of Chemical EngineeringUniversity of AdelaideAustralia

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