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Author Chanprateep, Suchada
Source World Health Organization (WHO)-Global Index Medicus
Content type Text
Publisher Elsevier
File Format HTM / HTML
Language English
Difficulty Level Medium
Subject Domain (in DDC) Social sciences ♦ Social problems & services; associations ♦ Social welfare problems & services ♦ Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Chemistry & allied sciences ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health ♦ Human physiology ♦ Personal health & safety ♦ Pharmacology and therapeutics ♦ Agriculture & related technologies ♦ Chemical engineering
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Macromolecular Substances ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Biological Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences ♦ Technology, Industry, and Agriculture ♦ Technology and Food and Beverages ♦ Environment and Public Health ♦ Health Care
Subject Keyword Discipline Biomedical Engineering ♦ Discipline Microbiology ♦ Polyhydroxyalkanoates ♦ Metabolism ♦ Biodegradation, Environmental ♦ Climate Change ♦ Recycling ♦ Trends ♦ Journal Article ♦ Research Support, Non-u.s. Gov't ♦ Review
Abstract The microbial polyesters known as polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) positively impact global climate change scenarios by reducing the amount of non-degradable plastic used. A wide variety of different monomer compositions of PHAs has been described, as well as their future prospects for applications where high biodegradability or biocompatibility is required. PHAs can be produced from renewable raw materials and are degraded naturally by microorganisms that enable carbon dioxide and organic compound recycling in the ecosystem, providing a buffer to climate change. This review summarizes recent research on PHAs and addresses the opportunities as well as challenges for their place in the global market.
Description Country affiliation: Thailand
Author Affiliation: Chanprateep S ( Department of Microbiology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Phayathai Road, Patumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand. suchada.cha@chula.ac.th)
ISSN 13891723
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Reading ♦ Research ♦ Self Learning
Interactivity Type Expositive
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2010-12-01
Publisher Place Japan
e-ISSN 13474421
Journal Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
Volume Number 110
Issue Number 6


Source: WHO-Global Index Medicus