|국가/구분||United States(US) Patent 등록|
|국제특허분류(IPC7판)||C12P-007/42 C12P-007/40 C12P-007/44 C12N-009/02 A62D-003/02 A62D-003/00|
|미국특허분류(USC)||435/146; 435/142; 435/189; 435/262.5|
|발명자 / 주소|
|출원인 / 주소|
|대리인 / 주소||
|인용정보||피인용 횟수 : 16 인용 특허 : 28|
Embodiments of the invention relate to the microbial production of polyhydroxyalkanoic acids, or polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), from substrates which cannot be used as a source of carbon and/or energy for microbial growth or PHA synthesis and which have microbial and environmental toxicity. According to one embodiment of the invention, a process for the production of PHA is provided wherein an enzyme such as methane monooxygenase is used to convert volatile organic compounds into PHA through the use of microorganisms that are unable to use volatile organic...
What is claimed is: 1. A process for the production of a polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) from one or more metabolically toxic and growth-inhibiting volatile organic compounds (VOCS), comprising: a) providing one or more non-methane VOCs; b) providing one or more first microorganisms capable of oxidizing said one or more VOCs to produce an oxidized compound, wherein said first microorganisms are methane-oxidizing microorganisms, and wherein said one or more first microorganisms do not use said one or more VOCs as a source of carbon or energy, and wherein said...