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Curr Opin Biotechnol. 1999 Apr;10(2):181-5.

Production of new polymeric compounds in plants.

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Institut d'Ecologie-Biologie et Physiologie Végétales, Université deLausanne, CH-1015 Lausanne, Switzerland. yves.poirier@ie-bpv.unil.ch

Abstract

Plant metabolic engineering has recently enabled the synthesis of a range of polyhydroxyalkanoates as well as a protein-based polymer. These novel compounds can be harvested from plants as a renewable source of environmentally friendly polymers or can be used to change the physical properties of plant products, such as fibres.

PMID:
10209132
DOI:
10.1016/s0958-1669(99)80032-9
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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