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Biotechnological Applications of Polyhydroxyalkanoates

  • Vipin Chandra Kalia

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vipin Chandra Kalia, Subhasree Ray, Sanjay K. S. Patel, Mamtesh Singh, Gajendra Pratap Singh
    Pages 1-11
  3. Shashi Kant Bhatia, Puneet Wadhwa, Ravi Kant Bhatia, Sanjay Kumar Singh Patel, Yung-Hun Yang
    Pages 13-34
  4. Vipin Chandra Kalia, Subhasree Ray, Sanjay K. S. Patel, Mamtesh Singh, Gajendra Pratap Singh
    Pages 35-48
  5. Veronica S. Giourieva, Rigini M. Papi, Anastasia A. Pantazaki
    Pages 49-76
  6. Christos Papaneophytou, George Katsipis, Eleftherios Halevas, Anastasia A. Pantazaki
    Pages 77-124
  7. Mohanasundaram Sugappriya, Dorairaj Sudarsanam, Jerrine Joseph, Mudasir A. Mir, Chandrabose Selvaraj
    Pages 125-169
  8. Eleftherios Halevas, Georgios K. Katsipis, Anastasia A. Pantazaki
    Pages 171-205
  9. Sanjay K. S. Patel, Kumar Sandeep, Mamtesh Singh, Gajendra P. Singh, Jung-Kul Lee, Shashi K. Bhatia et al.
    Pages 207-225
  10. Subhasree Ray, Sanjay K. S. Patel, Mamtesh Singh, Gajendra Pratap Singh, Vipin Chandra Kalia
    Pages 271-282
  11. Juan C. López, Yadira Rodríguez, Víctor Pérez, Raquel Lebrero, Raúl Muñoz
    Pages 283-321
  12. Tan Suet May Amelia, Sharumathiy Govindasamy, Arularasu Muthaliar Tamothran, Sevakumaran Vigneswari, Kesaven Bhubalan
    Pages 347-361
  13. Neetu Israni, Srividya Shivakumar
    Pages 363-388
  14. Karine Laste Macagnan, Mariane Igansi Alves, Angelita da Silveira Moreira
    Pages 389-408

About this book


This book presents the latest research on the uses of polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), introducing readers to these natural, biodegradable polyesters produced by microorganisms, their functions and applications. The individual chapters discuss the various potentials of these bioplastics, which offer an attractive alternative to non-biodegradable plastics. The book also describes the diverse medical and biomedical applications of PHAs, including their use as drug carriers, memory enhancers, and biocontrol agents, and examines their role in creating a more sustainable economy – which is the need of the hour. 


Biopolymers Microbial Ecology Biocontrol Agents Bioplastic Agriculture PHA

Editors and affiliations

  • Vipin Chandra Kalia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringKonkuk UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)

About the editors

Dr Vipin Chandra Kalia Ph.D. is currently a Professor (NRF) at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea. He is an Ex-Emeritus Scientist and Ex-Acting Director of CSIR- Institute of Genomics & Integrative Biology (IGIB), Delhi, India.  His research has been published in Nature Biotechnology; Trends in Biotechnology; Biotechnology Advances; Annual Reviews in Microbiology; and Bioresource Technology. In addition he is the Editor-in-chief of the Indian Journal of Microbiology (2013 onwards), and is an editorial board member of various other journals. Dr Kalia has also published 12 books (SpringerNature). He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Agricultural Sciences in India, and the National Research Foundation, Korea.

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