Polyhydroxyalkanoates Production from Renewable and Waste Materials Using Extremophiles/Recombinant Microbes

  • Özkan DanışEmail author
  • Ayşe Ogan
  • Meral Birbir


  • Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are biodegradable polyesters produced by various species of Bacteria and Archaea as reserves of energy and carbon in nutrient poor environments.

  • Being biodegradable and biocompatible, PHAs have found many industrial and medical applications as attractive bio-based alternatives to petroleum-based polymers.

  • To compete with petroleum-based polymers and garner a bigger market share, cost-effective PHA production processes are needed.

  • Therefore, renewable, cheap, sustainable, and readily available carbon sources from industrial wastes and agricultural by-products should be considered in PHA production.


Polyhydroxyalkanoates Biopolymers Extremophiles Archaea Waste reutilization 



The authors are thankful to Dr. Martin Louis Duncan for skillfully proofreading our manuscript.


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  1. 1.Faculty of Arts and SciencesMarmara UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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