Degradation of polyhydroxyalkanoates and the composition of microbial destructors under natural conditions

Volova, T.; Gladyshev, M.; Trusova, M.; Zhila, N.
September 2006
Microbiology (00262617);Sep2006, Vol. 75 Issue 5, p593
Academic Journal
The degradation dynamics of polyhydroxyalkanoates of different composition has been studied in an eutrophic storage reservoir for two seasons. It has been shown that the biodegradation of polymers under natural conditions depends not only on their structure and physicochemical properties but also, to a great extent, on a complex of weather-climatic conditions affecting the state of the reservoir ecosystem. The molecular genetic analysis of 16S rRNA has revealed bacterial species (clones) probably involved in the degradation of polyhydroxyalkanoates in a model storage reservoir.


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