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Advances in Natural Polymers

Volume 18 of the series Advanced Structured Materials pp 397-421

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Polyhydroxyalkanoates: The Natural Polymers Produced by Bacterial Fermentation

  • Bijal PanchalAffiliated withApplied Biotechnology Research Group, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster
  • , Andrea BagdadiAffiliated withApplied Biotechnology Research Group, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster
  • , Ipsita RoyAffiliated withApplied Biotechnology Research Group, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster Email author 

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Abstract

Polymers are mainly divided into two groups, natural polymers, such as proteins, cellulose, silk and synthetic polymers, such as polystyrene, polyethylene, and nylon. In some cases, naturally occurring polymers can also be produced synthetically. An important example is natural rubber which is known as polyisoprene in its synthetic form.