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Doctoral Dissertation Defense – Brandi J. Brown

Efficient Polyhydroxyalkanoate Production by Rhodopseudomonas palustris from Lignocellosic Biomass

Date: Time: 2:00 pm
Chase Hall Room: 219
Additional Info: CHA
Contact: Mark Wilkins, (402) 472-8250,
Polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs) are biopolymers produced by bacteria with the potential to replace conventional plastics. However, the relatively high production costs of PHAs are keeping them from market acceptance, with approximately half of the production costs derived from the feedstock. Thus, engineering a microbe for PHA production from cheaper and renewable carbon sources is necessary to promote the valorization of PHAs.

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