Localization of Polyhydroxybutyrate in Sugarcane Using Fourier-Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy and Multivariate Imaging
Lupoi, J.S., Healey, A., Singh, S., Sykes, R., Davis, M., Lee, D.J., Shepherd, M., Simmons, B.A., Henry, R.J. (2015). “Localization of Polyhydroxybutyrate in Sugarcane Using Fourier-Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy and Multivariate Imaging,” Biotechnology for Biofuels, 8:1, pp. 98.
Slow-degrading, fossil fuel-derived plastics can have deleterious effects on the environment, especially marine ecosystems. The production of bio-based, biodegradable plastics from or in plants can assist in supplanting those manufactured using fossil fuels. Polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) is one such biodegradable polyester that has been evaluated as a possible candidate for relinquishing the use of environmentally harmful plastics.
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