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Localization of Polyhydroxybutyrate in Sugarcane Using Fourier-Transform Infrared Microspectroscopy and Multivariate Imaging

Publication Information:

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.

Year: 2015

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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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