Introducing the Newly Isolated BacteriumAneurinibacillussp. H1 as an Auspicious Thermophilic Producer of Various Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) Copolymers-1. Isolation and Characterization of the Bacterium
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Extremophilic microorganisms are considered being very promising candidates for biotechnological production of various products including polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA). The aim of this work was to evaluate the PHA production potential of a novel PHA-producing thermophilic Gram-positive isolateAneurinibacillussp. H1. This organism was capable of efficient conversion of glycerol into poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) (P3HB), the homopolyester of 3-hydroxybutyrate (3HB). In flasks experiment, under optimal cultivation temperature of 45 degrees C, the P3HB content in biomass and P3HB titers reached 55.31% of cell dry mass and 2.03 g/L, respectively. Further, the isolate was capable of biosynthesis of PHA copolymers and terpolymers containing high molar fractions of 3-hydroxyvalerate (3HV) and 4-hydroxybutyrate (4HB). Especially 4HB contents in PHA were very high (up to 91 mol %) when 1,4-butanediol was used as a substrate. Based on these results, it can be stated thatAneurinibacillussp. H1 is a very promising candidate for production of PHA with tailored material properties.
Keywordspolyhydroxyalkanoates, thermophiles, Aneurinibacillussp, P(3HB-co-4HB), P(3HB-co-3HV-co-4HB)
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SourcePolymers. 2020, vol. 12, issue 6, p. 1-13.